Government Watchdog Says Homeland Security Leaders Were Not Legitimately Appointed - 2020-08-14

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F97.png Government Watchdog Says Homeland Security Leaders Were Not Legitimately Appointed August 14, 2020, Camila Domonoske, National Public Radio

The Government Accountability Office says that the acting leaders of the Department of Homeland Security, who have been serving in their roles without Senate confirmation, were not appointed through a valid process.

Since November, Chad Wolf has been acting secretary of DHS and Ken Cuccinelli the senior official performing the duties of deputy secretary.

Neither of those appointments is legitimate, the GAO found, because they depended on the actions of an earlier official who himself was improperly placed in charge of the department due to an error in paperwork.

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{{cite news | first = Camila | last = Domonoske | title = Government Watchdog Says Homeland Security Leaders Were Not Legitimately Appointed | url = https://www.npr.org/2020/08/14/902537541/government-watchdog-says-homeland-security-leaders-were-not-legitimately-appoint | work = National Public Radio | date = August 14, 2020 | accessdate = September 2, 2020 }}