Loophole might allow the President to appoint Cuccinelli as DHS head


The White House wants Ken Cuccinelli to serve as acting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) secretary, The Wall Street Journal reported. However, he was ruled ineligible due to a federal statute governing vacancies.

The President asked the Department of Justice’s legal counsel to examine the issue and he may have found a loophole.

The administration would need to appoint an official to the fourth-highest position in the department. Then, the White House would appoint this person as acting secretary of DHS, according to The New York Times.

Normally, the White House is required to nominate one of the top three leaders of the department, but all three of those positions are vacant.

No decision has been made and CBP Commissioner Mark Morgan is still in the running.

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Jules P Guidry
Jules P Guidry
4 years ago

Seems simple to me. The top three spots vacant should open the way for the appointment of whoever the President wants to fill the top position. Logically.
But, then the left does not deal with logic nor common sense nor facts nor truth in anything.
Just sayin’.

herbert r richmond
herbert r richmond
4 years ago

He would be a great choice.