Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf will step down from his position, Fox News first reported and Axios has confirmed. Word of Wolf’s departure comes a week before the inauguration and the massive security concerns following the Capitol siege.
Wolf’s announcement follows last week’s departure of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, among numerous administration departures following the Capitol riot.
Wolf was one of President Trump’s Cabinet members who called on him to condemn the pro-Trump mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol. The White House withdrew Wolf’s nomination as permanent Homeland Security chief last week.
NEW: Acting Homeland Security Sec. Chad Wolf says he is stepping down, citing “recent events, including the ongoing” court rulings “regarding the validity of my authority” as acting secretary. pic.twitter.com/8HUtXSkoQl
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