President Trump on Tuesday announced he will nominate acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf to the role permanently.
Chad Wolf is closer to becoming President Trump’s fifth Homeland Security secretary.
The Senate may vote as early as Tuesday on President Trump’s pick of Chad Wolf as acting Homeland Security secretary.
Republican senators are warning President Trump not to exploit a potential loophole in a federal law to appoint an immigration hardliner to lead Homeland Security.
White House Explores Loophole to Appoint Immigration Hardliner to Acting Secretary of Homeland Security
Immigration hardliners have been gunning for Ken Cuccinelli as acting secretary of Homeland Security, but a federal law appeared to make the appointment impossible.
Former Homeland Security Director Jeh Johnson said, “A president who leaves the job vacant for too long is neglecting his own duty to defend the homeland and keep the American people safe.”
Kirstjen Nielsen was one of Trump’s four Homeland Security secretaries.
Two of his purported top picks are ineligible by a federal law governing agency succession.