Dept. of Homeland Security acting Secretary Chad Wolf and Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli were not legally installed into the positions they have been serving, according to the federal government’s top watchdog agency, the Government Accountability Office, Politico’s Kyle Cheney reports.
NEWS: GAO has concluded that Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf and Acting Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli were invalidly appointed and are *ineligible* to serve in their current roles. pic.twitter.com/tH8XzKOYxV
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) August 14, 2020
Republican political strategist Liz Mair says “this probably makes a ton that both have done while in these jobs unlawful.”
Immigration attorney Aaron Reichlin-Melnick:
This is massive. The administration is likely to ignore the GAO’s decision, but this is a potentially HUGE blow to the legality of every single thing that done at DHS since Kevin McAleenan took control in April 2019, and everything that both Wolf and Cuccinelli have done as well. https://t.co/FlAxhRdY9W
— Aaron Reichlin-Melnick (@ReichlinMelnick) August 14, 2020
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