Acting Homeland Security Chief Kevin McAleenan Resigns
Acting Homeland Security Chief Kevin McAleenan Resigns
BREAKING: Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan Resigns
12 October, 2019, 04:23
Acting Secretary of Homeland SecurityKevin McAleenan holds a news conference in June. While Trump said he would be nominating a new acting secretary next week, from "many wonderful candidates", the position would normally pass to the current acting Deputy Secretary, David Pekoske - a retired US Coast Guard vice-admiral who now serves as head of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
President Donald Trump announced McAleenan's resignation via Twitter on Friday evening, saying the interim cabinet official wanted to "spend more time with his family and go to the private sector".
McAleenan issued a statement Friday night following the president's announcement, thanking him for "the opportunity to serve alongside the men and women of the Department of Homeland Security".
Since April, former Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, U.S. Secret Service Director Randolph "Tex" Alles and acting U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Ronald Vitiello have resigned. But for Trump, the Department of Homeland Security means one thing: immigration.
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According to the Los Angeles Times, acting commissioner of Customs and Border Protection Mark Morgan is expected to be selected as McAleenan's replacement.
As Breitbart News has chronicled for months, McAleenan had defied the Trump administration on multiple fronts, including most recently providing an interview to the Washington Post in which he attacked Trump's "Zero Tolerance" policy at the southern border and said he refused to call border crossers "illegal aliens".
He was well-liked among Republican and Democratic administrations. But he said McAleenan remains a poor fit to lead DHS.
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