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Acting DHS Secretary Wolf resigns, partially in protest of riots

All these people stayed with President Trump while he protested the election results. Then something bad happens, and everyone is out.

Only one that I know of, White House communications advisor Alyssa Farah, resigned at the start President Trump’s objections to the results, saying – now, anyway – she did so because she disagreed.

According to Fox News:

Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf is stepping down, Fox News has learned.

Wolf sent a letter to DHS employees Monday afternoon informing them of his decision.

“I am saddened to take this step, as it was my intention to serve the Department until the end of this Administration,” Wolf wrote. “Unfortunately this action is warranted by recent events, including the ongoing and meritless court rulings regarding the validity of my authority as Acting Secretary.”

Wolf went on to say that Pete Gaynor, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) administrator, will become the acting secretary of DHS. He tweeted the statement later on Monday.

Wolf’s resignation came at a tumultuous time for the administration and apparent conflict between him and President Trump. A source from DHS front office source said it was explicitly not a protest resignation. A White House spokesman reportedly denied the withdrawal was related to Wednesday’s event’s or Wolf’s comments Thursday. However, a source close to Wolf told Fox News the Capitol riots factored into his decision.