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Dept of Homeland Security Resigns...

Hold me, David...

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by Anonymousreply 3101/11/2021

And yet there is still not a single briefing from ANYONE in the Administration on an unprecedented security breach.

Can we firmly lay to rest any remaining microscopic thread of the notion that governing competency resides anywhere in the Republican Party?

by Anonymousreply 101/11/2021

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by Anonymousreply 201/11/2021

Here's a link to the story.

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by Anonymousreply 301/11/2021

LOL, just read the summary of the link I just posted at R3...Wolf said battles over the legality of his appointment "divert attention and resources away from the important work of the Department in this critical time."

by Anonymousreply 401/11/2021

The Trump admin isn't going to brief anyone on the attempted coup, they're RESPONSIBLE for the attempted coup!

by Anonymousreply 501/11/2021

I thought Trump rescinded Wolf's appointment anyway. The Wikipedia page yesterday already had Wolf's replacement listed, I remember seeing that when I was glancing at the current cabinet members.

by Anonymousreply 601/11/2021

He's hot.

by Anonymousreply 701/11/2021

What do we know about his replacement? Is he an Orange loyalist who'll do whatever Orange wants?

by Anonymousreply 801/11/2021

Dept of Homeland Security Resigns...

The whole department, OP?

by Anonymousreply 901/11/2021

The Republicans claim to be so patriotic, yet they besmirch any opportunity to rise to it.

by Anonymousreply 1001/11/2021

The coup WAS the White House’s briefing.

by Anonymousreply 1101/11/2021

[quote]Wolf's resignation comes three days after a federal judge in California ruled that his appointment as acting secretary in November 2019 was likely unlawful, blocking a set of sweeping asylum restrictions that were slated to take effect Monday.

[quote]Three days before the court ruling on Friday, Wolf's nomination to be the permanent, Senate-confirmed secretary of homeland secretary was withdrawn by the White House.

Not sure why OP is panicking, this guy was hardly even the acting secretary at all. He was out the door before the coup even started.

Maybe I was wrong about Wikipedia having his replacement on their last night already, I guess Pete Gaynor wasn't announced until today.

by Anonymousreply 1201/11/2021

I can't help but think these resignations makes it harder and harder for the 25th amendment to be an option.

by Anonymousreply 1301/11/2021

Exactly, R13.

by Anonymousreply 1401/11/2021

He was just a TEMP.

by Anonymousreply 1501/11/2021

R13 How so? Apologises for not knowing.

by Anonymousreply 1601/11/2021

He’s a hottie

by Anonymousreply 1701/11/2021

Deplorables are NOT hot, R17.

by Anonymousreply 1801/11/2021

R16,

The 25th Amendment calls for Cabinet Level officials to come together and agree to depose the President.

Can you name all of our current, SENATE CONFIRMED (this detail is important), Cabinet secretaries??? Google it, if you have to.

by Anonymousreply 1901/11/2021

The Cabinet is empty...just Ginny in Billing and Margie in Human Resources are left.

by Anonymousreply 2001/11/2021

Please accept my job offer of being my forever top daddy.

by Anonymousreply 2101/11/2021

R19 Don't be too sure of that, R19. I thought they had to be confirmed, too, but the language of the statute does not refer not to Senate confirmed Cabinet Secretaries, but rather "the principal officers of the Executive departments."

SECTION 4. Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President."

"Principal officers" appears to mean the people running the departments. It says nothing about their need to have been confirmed by the Senate.

by Anonymousreply 2201/11/2021

R19: R22 beat me to it, but acting secretaries are allowed to vote on the invocation of the 25th. As Yale Law cited on page 13 of their reader's guide for the 25th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution:

Can acting heads of Executive Departments participate? Yes. The “principal officers” of the executive departments are understood from the legislative history to be the Presidential appointees who direct the executive departments named in 5 U.S.C. §101.16 Congressional debates regarding the Twenty-Fifth Amendment indicate that a recess appointee to a principal officer position would be able to participate in the determination of inability. However, leading up to the passage of the Twenty-Fifth Amendment, there was some debate as to whether the acting heads of the executive departments should participate in the process created by the Amendment. The House Judiciary Committee report established that they should, noting, “In the case of the death, resignation, absence, or sickness of the head of any executive department, the acting head of the department would be authorized to participate in a presidential inability determination.” This view was later echoed by then-Senator Robert F. Kennedy in a floor debate on June 30, 1965, and assumed by other senators during subsequent discussions concerning the firing and replacement of Cabinet members.

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by Anonymousreply 2301/11/2021

R22, R23, thank you for that correction—genuinely.

But that now makes the problem that all the upper positions are filled with sycophants. I want accountability but it does seem pointless to impeach with 8 days left...

by Anonymousreply 2401/11/2021

What are the likes of Russia, China, Iran, Syria, North Korea, etc... doing just about now?

by Anonymousreply 2501/11/2021

That was my thought R24. Who appointed these 2nd in commands? Trump most likely.

I just don't know.

by Anonymousreply 2601/11/2021

R24 It's not pointless. Conviction by the Senate after impeachment by the House would make him ineligible to run for federal office again. They don't have to have the Senate trial before he leaves office.

He'd also forfeit Secret Service protection for himself and his family, his pension, office funding, travel funding, etc. - everything an ex-President would otherwise be eligible to receive.

by Anonymousreply 2701/11/2021

R27, I don't think it automatically makes him ineligible to run for Federal Office again. From what I understand, the Senate has to vote to convict, with 2/3 of the Senate agreeing. After that, it takes a simple majority vote to determine whether the punishment includes barring an individual from holding Federal Office again.

The thing is, will barring him in the future do much? Or will it just encourage his cultists to support one of his crotch fruit?

by Anonymousreply 2801/11/2021

He resigns just a week before the inauguration when these unhinged nutters have threatened to attack?

by Anonymousreply 2901/11/2021

[quote]The Cabinet is empty

I feel its pain.

by Anonymousreply 3001/11/2021

I fear martial law.

by Anonymousreply 3101/11/2021
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