Department of Homeland Security acting Secretary Chad Wolf says he won’t resign after a mob of President Trump’s supporters stormed the US Capitol — but he adds that Trump must condemn the chaos.
The White House announced the withdrawal of Wolf’s nomination to fill the DHS post full-time shortly after his statement, but said the move was unrelated.
Wolf was abroad when his agency contributed manpower to put down the rioters who disrupted certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.
“What transpired yesterday was tragic and sickening,” Wolf said in his statement Thursday morning, blasting any “elected official” who might incite such mayhem.
“While I have consistently condemned political violence on both sides of the aisle, specifically violence directed at law enforcement, we now see some supporters of the President using violence as a means to achieve political ends. This is unacceptable.”
Wolf continued: “These violent actions are unconscionable, and I implore the President and all elected officials to strongly condemn the