Shawn Thew / Pool / APActing Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf testifies before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee during his confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 23, 2020. (Shawn Thew / Pool / AP)
President Donald Trump’s acting head of the Department of Homeland Security resigned Monday, leaving the post just 10 days before the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.
DHS Secretary Chad Wolf, who had been serving in an acting capacity since November 2019 and was never confirmed by the Senate, said he was compelled to leave by “recent events,” including legal challenges to his authority. He did not specify other events or cite other factors.
“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 said in a written