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Acting Secretary of Homeland Security
Chad Wolf resigns; FEMA Administrator
Pete Gaynor to take over

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Posted By: earlybird, 1/11/2021 6:04:42 PM

Chad Wolf is resigning as the acting secretary of Homeland Security, he said in a letter to the department Monday obtained by CNN. FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor will be the new acting secretary, (Snip) "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.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: fishbone 1/11/2021 6:15:00 PM (No. 657271)
DANG!!! Time for the FEMA camps already? /sarcasm (you decide)
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Lawsy0 1/11/2021 6:26:22 PM (No. 657283)
He wasn't that big a deal anyway, was he? I noticed no difference since he came on board. Meh.
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