Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf
Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf. Image Credit: AFP

Washington: Chad Wolf, the acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, resigned Monday amid rising worries over the possibility of more violence during President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration next week, a DHS official said.

“The acting secretary is stepping down effective 11:59 tonight,” the official said.

He gave no reason for the resignation but said that Pete Gaynor, the administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, would take over.