President Trump is being heavily criticized by Democrats and the media over what took place in D.C. on January 6th.
But it seems there has been some surprising criticism coming from his own party—and even members of his administration.
Chad Wolf, who has been nominated to be the next DHS secretary, said Trump needed to respond more strongly to what happened.
And Trump seemed to have quickly responded by sending Wolf a message. From the Washington Examiner:
The White House announced that President Trump pulled the nomination of Chad Wolf as secretary for the Department of Homeland Security an hour after the acting Cabinet official called on Trump to condemn Wednesday’s riot…
“The withdrawal occurred yesterday and was not related at all to Wednesday’s events or the Acting Secretary’s comments this morning,” White House spokesman Judd Deere told the Washington Examiner Thursday afternoon. “Acting Secretary Wolf remains the acting secretary and continues to perform the duties of his office.”
With Congress voting to certify Joe Biden’s victory, the Trump administration is facing its final days. Under those circumstances, Trump has withdrawn Chad Wolf’s nomination as secretary of DHS.
Some seem to see this as a shot over his criticism of Trump in the aftermath of yesterday’s events. If that’s true, then it is simply Trump’s way of withdrawing his endorsement of Wolf.
Even with Trump leaving office, many of his staff have a future in D.C. They might get jobs in various government agencies or D.C.-based firms.
But losing a nomination from a president could hurt Wolf’s future prospects.
While the White House says the withdrawal has nothing to do with Wolf’s comments about the president. But it’s hard not to notice the timing.
Wolf will continue to serve as acting secretary, but in a few weeks, he will be looking for a new job.
- President Trump withdrew his nomination for Chad Wolf as DHS secretary.
- This comes after Wolf criticized Trump over the events of January 6.
- Wolf will continue to be acting DHS secretary until the end of the administration.
Source: Washington Examiner