New information regarding Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kevin McAleenan is raising questions about his commitment to the Trump administration.
Fox News had reported that the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) raids, slated to begin last Sunday after months of planning, had to be canceled due to the plans being leaked to The Washington Post.
That someone, according to Fox News and The Washington Examiner, was allegedly McAleenan himself.
The Washington Examiner also uncovered McAleenan’s past political donations and found he has a track record of supporting Democratic candidates.
Since 2008, McAleenan has given almost entirely to Democrat candidates and causes, even donating money to the DNC itself, according to Federal Election Commission (FEC) records. He has given money to multiple PACs that were working for the election and re-election of former president Barack Obama. Records show that he even gave money towards the election of Hillary Clinton.
As President of the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) Brandon Judd wrote for Fox News:
According to Jessica Vaughn of the Center for Immigration Studies, Mr. McAleenan was an outspoken proponent of Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. Also, prior to 2010, Mr. McAleenan donated large sums of money (comparatively speaking for a federal employee) to both the Democratic Party as well as Democratic candidates. According to the FEC records I’ve seen, he has never donated to the Republican Party or a Republican candidate.