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Stewart Verdery on President Biden’s Nomination to head U.S. Customs and Border Protection

By October 19, 2021 No Comments

Stewart Verdery, a lobbyist and strategist who worked at DHS under President George W. Bush, said he was unsure if any Republicans will vote to confirm Magnus, viewing his nomination as a proxy for Biden’s unpopular immigration performance. But Magnus could be confirmed along party lines, with Vice President Harris providing a tiebreaking vote in the evenly divided Senate.

“Having a person with law enforcement experience who believes in enforcement and the rule of law is important, and I think he’ll implement administration policies in a centrist manner,” said Verdery.

“Is he a Republican dream? No,” said Verdery. “Is he the most law-enforcement-minded person a Democratic administration will put up? Yes.”

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