Trump's pick for the head of Homeland Security has some notable breaks with the incoming administration. Some of Gen. John F. Kelly biggest disagreements with Trump, per the NYT:
- He's called out Russia as a threat to United States leadership, stating that Vladimir Putin has restarted Cold War tactics in the Western Hemisphere.
- His notably moderate approach to border security, supporting increased foreign aid to bolster education and human rights in Central America.
Why it matters: Kelly headed the United States Southern Command, which covers Central and South America and the Caribbean, so he knows his stuff about the security threats facing our southern border. As a former military man, he's got friends on both sides of the aisle, so he'll be confirmed with ease — potentially becoming a moderating voice for a vital plank of Trump's foreign policy.