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Chapter 4: The Saga of Not-Quite-Appointed DHS Secretary Chad Wolf

Score one for the GAO.

by Eric Holdeman / August 26, 2020

If you are just picking up the story at this point, go back and read the first three chapters of the saga of not-quite-appointed DHS Secretary Chad Wolf here in my blog.

In a rare moment of ____ the president has decided that "acting" for 503 days was quite enough and he will nominate Chad Wolf to be the Secretary for the  Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

It is a small victory for the Government Accountability Office that called out that his "acting appointment" was not official. 

My question is, will the Senate confirm him? They are not back for another full 2.5 weeks and they will have "other fish to fry" when they return. The further we go into the fall, it is possible that some Republican senators up for re-election might not be so easily swayed to vote to confirm if President Trump's poll numbers remain were they are, and the coronavirus continues unabated and perhaps even worsens. 

One possible question, "Acting Secretary Wolf, what is your position on the use of a "heat gun" to repel migrants attempting to cross the boarder?"

Claire Rubin shared the link above -- as she always does. 

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