Deputy secretary suddenly resigns in protest after Trump fires cabinet secretary
The resignations are in full force, again.
Not long after President Donald Trump forced the resignation of Homeland Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen (aka he fired her), Acting Deputy Secretary Claire Grady announced her resignation, too.
This one looks like she's protesting the president's latest actions in his administration, including telling key officials that they can break the law in order to achieve his immigration agenda.
She even let Kirstjen announce it for her:
"Acting Deputy Secretary Claire Grady has offered the President her resignation, effective tomorrow. For the last two years, Claire has served Homeland Security with excellence and distinction. She has been an invaluable asset to DHS – a steady force and a knowledgeable voice."
She followed it up with the typical praise that usually comes with a lifetime of government service:
"Claire has led the men and women of DHS who support our operational staff. Her sound leadership and effective oversight have impacted every DHS office and employee and made us stronger as a Department. Clair 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. I wish her all the best in her future endeavors."
Since the resignation was announced less than an hour at the time of this reporting, we still don't have all the facts as to the particulars. Just know that the Trump administration has had one of the highest turnover rates of any other presidency in modern history. This latest incident further proves that.
We will update this story as more information becomes available.