WASHINGTON — Department of Homeland Security acting Secretary Chad Wolf is resigning in the wake of the deadly US Capitol siege, The Post has learned.
Wolf sent a letter to his colleagues at the department on Monday afternoon announcing his decision.
“I am saddened to take this step, as it was my intention to serve the Department until the end of this Administration,” he 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,” he wrote.
“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,” he wrote.
Wolf said FEMA administrator Pete Gaynor would step in as acting secretary.
Wolf made a rare break with President Trump last week when he asked the commander in chief to condemn the chaos at the Capitol.
Several hours later, the White House announced the