Senators Lindsey Graham and John McCain blocked President-elect Donald J. Trump’s first pick for Secretary of Homeland Security, Kris Kobach, over Kobach’s opposition to amnesty for illegal aliens, according to a highly-placed source familiar with the transition process.

The source told GotNews that anti-immigration Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach was Trump’s first pick for the head of the Department of Homeland Security, but that he eventually had to go with General John Kelly for the position because Graham and McCain swore to block Kobach’s confirmation in the Senate.

Graham and McCain reportedly blocked Kobach over his strict opposition to amnesty for illegal aliens.

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