Acting DHS chief Chad Wolf stepping down

Department of Homeland Security acting Secretary Chad Wolf is resigning in the wake of the deadly US Capitol siege。

Wolf sent a letter to DHS employees Monday afternoon informing them of his decision, “I am saddened to take this step, as it was my intention to serve the Department until the end of this Administration,” Wolf wrote. “Unfortunately this action is warranted by recent events, including the ongoing and meritless court rulings regarding the validity of my authority as Acting Secretary.”

Wolf went on to say that Pete Gaynor, FEMA Administrator, will become the Acting Secretary of DHS.

“Be proud of what we have accomplished,” Wolf told DHS employees, “The Homeland is safer and more secure because of your efforts.”