Reuters JOSHUA ROBERTS
The British newspaper “The Guardian” said that the director of the US Federal Agency for Emergency Management, Pete Gaynor, will assume the position of the acting US Secretary of Homeland Security, after Chad Wolf stepped down from the post.
Gaynor is responsible for overseeing security coordination with the police, the National Guard and other departments.
The US Department of Homeland Security oversees the Secret Service, which leads security efforts on the day of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.
Reuters news agency quoted a senior US official as saying that Wolf would step down.
The official added that Wolf told his staff on Monday that he would step down, becoming the latest senior Trump administration official to quit after supporters of the US president stormed the Capitol building last week.
It is reported that Trump withdrew Wolf’s nomination for the position of Homeland Security permanently last week, and Wolf said at the time that he would step down immediately.
Source “The Guardian” + “Reuters”