January 17, 2021
Wolf resigns as acting DHS chief; FEMA’s Gaynor steps into role in final days of Trump administration
Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf resigned today, elevating FEMA administrator Peter Gaynor into the position as the nation grapples with the aftermath of last week’s assault on the U.S. Capitol and high tensions around next week’s transition to the Biden administration.
“Effective at 11:59 p.m. today, I am stepping down as your Acting Secretary. I am saddened to take this step, as it was my intention to serve the Department until the end of this Administration. Unfortunately, this action is...