WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump’s acting head of the Department of Homeland Security resigned Monday and left office earlier than planned. As the nation faces an increased threat of domestic terrorism from extremists trying to reverse the November elections.
Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf said he planned to stay in office until President-elect Joe Biden inaugurated.
But Wolf, who had been an actor since November 2019 and was never ratified by the Senate, said he had been forced to leave office due to “recent events,” including court rulings that found he could not legally hold the position . He did not specify the other events or cited other factors.
“These events and concerns are increasingly serving to divert attention and resources from the important work of the department at this critical time in a change of power,” he said in a written message to DHS staff.
His departure follows the sudden resignation …