At a critical time in the history of the United States, Chad Wolf, Acting Secretary of Homeland on Monday quitted his position on claims that he can no longer tolerate what has happened.
This is following the capitol riots of January 6 that shook the country and have left many condemning President Donald Trump for inciting the violence and calling for his impeachment.
“I am saddened to take this step, as it was my intention to serve the Department until the end of this Administration,” Wolf wrote, citing ongoing litigation challenging the validity of his appointment.
“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,” Wolf added.
Wolf served in an acting capacity for 14 months. His tenure repeatedly came up in litigation against the Trump administration’s immigration actions, most recently last week regarding asylum limits.
However, Wolf in his letter acknowledged that “I leave knowing that the Department has positioned itself for an orderly and smooth transition to President-elect Biden’s DHS team.”
“Welcome them, educate them, and learn from them. They are your leaders for the next four years – a time which undoubtedly will be full of challenges and opportunities to show the American public the value of DHS and why it is worth the investment.”
Prior to Wolf’s resignation, two other cabinet members, Education and Transporation Ministers resigned the day following the insurrections.
Many have condemned the action of the cabinet members leaving at such a critical time of the country. They have averred that rather than leave, they could have stayed to deliver their constitutional duties and enable the smooth transition of power to Joe Biden on January 20th.
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