Chad Wolf, Homeland Security Secretary, resigns after Trump supporters' riot

  

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Via:  sister-mary-agnes-ample-bottom  •  2 weeks ago  •  5 comments

By:   Dan Mangan,Amanda Macias (CNBC)

Chad Wolf, Homeland Security Secretary, resigns after Trump supporters' riot
Chad Wolf, acting head of DHS, is the third Cabinet-level official to quit since Trump supporters invaded the Capitol in a rage over Joe Biden's election.

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Published Mon, Jan 11 20215:08 PM ESTUpdated Mon, Jan 11 20215:16 PM EST Key Points

  • Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf resigned Monday, becoming the third Cabinet-level official to quit on the heels of the riot at the U.S. Capitol by a mob of President Donald Trump's supporters.
  • Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos resigned last week over Wednesday's riot, which disrupted the confirmation by Congress of Joe Biden's election as the next president.
  • Wolf, in a letter to Department of Homeland Security staff, said his resignation "is warranted by recent events, including the ongoing and meritless court rulings regarding the validity of my authority as Acting Secretary."

Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf testifies at his Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee confirmation hearing on September 23, 2020 in Washington, DC. Greg Nash | AFP | Getty Images

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf resigned Monday, becoming the third Cabinet-level official to quit on the heels of the riot at the U.S. Capitol by a mob of President Donald Trump's supporters.

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos resigned last week over Wednesday's riot, which disrupted the confirmation by Congress of Joe Biden's election as the next president.

Wolf, in a letter to Department of Homeland Security staff, said his resignation "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," wrote Wolf, whose resignation is effective at just before midnight.

He also said that he was "saddened" to resign, as he had planned to remain in his post until Biden took office next week.

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Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
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1  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom    2 weeks ago

Wolf, in a letter to Department of Homeland Security staff, said his resignation "is warranted by recent events, including the ongoing and meritless court rulings regarding the validity of my authority as Acting Secretary."

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.1  devangelical  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @1    2 weeks ago

gee, I wonder who would give him a job, in this country.

 
 
 
Split Personality
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1.2  Split Personality  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @1    2 weeks ago

Hey Chad, don't let the door hit you in the ass on your way out.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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2  JohnRussell    2 weeks ago

in a couple weeks he will be a forgotten man, if not in a couple days. 

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
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3  Bob Nelson    2 weeks ago

He doesn't even have the courage to give the real reasons...

 
 
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