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Thursday announced acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf’s nomination to serve in a permanent capacity had been withdrawn, shortly after he called on President Trump to “strongly condemn” the violence that took place at the U.S. Capitol the day prior.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Less than two hours after Wolf issued the statement, the White House announced that Trump had withdrawn his nomination to be the permanent secretary of Homeland Security.
The White House announces that the president has withdrawn Chad Wolf’s nomination to be the permanent Homeland Security secretary, hours after Wolf urged the president to denounce yesterday’s violence.
— Chris Megerian (@ChrisMegerian) January 7, 2021
Trump just withdrew the nomination of Acting DHS head Chad Wolf. Two questions: 1. Is this just petty payback for Wolf criticizing Trump OR 2. was Wolf about to take a position on the 25th Amendment?
— Glenn Kirschner (@glennkirschner2) January 7, 2021
Less than two hours after Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf issued a statement criticizing “some supporters of the President” for the Capitol violence and calling on Trump to “strongly condemn” it, Trump…withdrew Wolf’s nomination to be full Secretary.
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) January 7, 2021