Jan, 13th 2021 – US Acting Homeland Security Secretary, Chad Wolf has announced his resignation unexpectedly. Worries are rising over more violence during President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration in the coming week.
Wolf’s departure as head of the body in charge of security comes five days after President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the US capitol, hoping to prevent Biden from replacing him.
Wolf, who said he was stepping down for procedural reasons, named Pete Gaynor, the administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency as his replacement.
He said, “I am saddened to take this step, as it was my intention to serve the Department until the end of this Administration.”
Here is the message I sent to the DHS team today. It has been the honor of a lifetime. pic.twitter.com/NFyIpN7GkZ— Acting Secretary Chad Wolf (@DHS_Wolf) January 11, 2021
He added, “Unfortunately, this action is warranted by recent events, including the ongoing and meritless court rulings regarding the validity of my authority as Acting Secretary. These events and concerns increasingly serve to divert attention and resources away from the important work of the Department in this critical time of a transition of power.”