Report: Gen. Kelly’s Absence at DHS Opens Trump for Criticism

As much as the assignment of Department of Homeland Security Secretary Gen. John Kelly to White House chief of staff was designed to remove chaos and restore order in President Donald Trump’s administration, it has left it open for criticism for falling to fill the sizable hole atop DHS.

While the Senate would not be able to approve any replacement until after its return from August recess Sept. 5, yet another stalled appointment has left the Trump administration vulnerable, The Hill reported.

“The White House understands that they need to get someone in that position quickly because if a terrorist attack were to occur without a leader at the helm of that department, they are vulnerable to the criticism that they’re asleep at the switch,” a source close to the White House told The Hill.

Reasons for the lack of an announcement include the administration avoiding giving its opponents time to publicly

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