Gil Kerlikowske Featured in The Washington Post: Biden Picks Tucson Police Chief to run U.S. Customs and Border Protection
by Nick Miroff, Maria Sacchetti and Mark Berman, The Washington Post
Magnus has led the Tucson police department since 2016 and has prominently associated himself with the movement favored by the progressive wing of the Democratic Party that emphasizes a less-aggressive, community-based policing model.
Gil Kerlikowske, who was CBP commissioner during Obama’s second term, praised the selection of Magnus.
“I’ve known him a long time,” Kerlikowske said. “He’s a strong leader, thoughtful and quiet, which is exactly what CBP needs. I couldn’t be happier for the organization.”