Trump Revokes Nomination Of Acting DHS Sec. Chad Wolf After His Criticism Of “Sickening” Riot In Capitol

The Hill reports:

The White House on Thursday announced acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf’s nomination to serve in a permanent capacity had been withdrawn, shortly after he called on President Trump to “strongly condemn” the violence that took place at the U.S. Capitol the day prior.

Wolf issued a statement Thursday morning calling the events “tragic and sickening” and said it was “unacceptable” that some supporters of Trump resorted to violence “as a means to achieve political ends.”

Less than two hours after Wolf issued the statement, the White House announced that Trump had withdrawn his nomination to be the permanent secretary of Homeland Security.