Trump’s entire Department of Homeland Security is quickly dismantling. Those that he hasn’t terminated are turning in their resignations — in what many officials have called a complete “systematic purge” of the department.
It’s been speculated that Trump and his administration are orchestrating the cleanse because POTUS feels as though the entire department hasn’t been harsh enough on immigration during his term and many of them are refusing to blatantly break the law under his command.
On Sunday, Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigned from her position. Shortly after Secret Service Director Randolph “Tex” Alles was booted from his position, as well. On the heels of these transitions is the resignation of acting DHS Deputy Secretary Claire Grady.
Grady’s former boss, the now-ousted Nielsen, tweeted announcing Grady’s resignation yesterday, stating that it would be effective today.
“For the last two years, Claire has served @DHSgov w excellence and distinction. She has been an invaluable asset to DHS – a steady force and a knowledgeable voice.”
Acting Deputy Secretary Claire Grady has offered the President her resignation, effective tomorrow. For the last two years, Claire has served @DHSgov w excellence and distinction. She has been an invaluable asset to DHS – a steady force and a knowledgeable voice.
— Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen (@SecNielsen) April 9, 2019
Nielsen continued in a series of tweets, “Her sound leadership and effective oversight have impacted every DHS office and employee and made us stronger as a department. Claire has had a remarkable career in public service — 28 years at the Departments of Homeland Security & Defense — that is coming to a close. I am thankful for Claire’s expertise, dedication, & friendship & am filled w gratitude for her exemplary service to DHS & to our country.”
Grady’s resignation was not unexpected in the wake of the Homeland Security cleansing, but it does leave the department lacking several administration officials.
The unforeseen and expedited clearing of the Department of Homeland Security has both Republicans and Democrats alike wondering what in the fresh hell is going on — with some feeling that he’s impending his progress on his own policies.
Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) told the Washington Post on Monday, “The president has to have some stability and particularly with the number one issue that he’s made for his campaign, throughout his 2 1/2 years of presidency. He’s pulling the rug out from the very people that are trying to help him accomplish his goals.”
We have no true idea of what Trump is up to. But we can guarantee that, whatever it is, it’s not good.
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