Kirstjen Nielsen nominated for Secretary of Homeland Security

Last Updated: Thursday, October 12, 2017, 3:42 PM EDT

Kirstjen Nielsen has been nominated to be the country's next Secretary of Homeland Security.

President Donald Trump made the announcement on Thursday.

If confirmed, she would succeed John Kelly, who is now the White House chief of staff.

Elaine Duke had been acting Department of Homeland Security since July.

More details to come.