(CNN)President Donald Trump announced in a Tuesday tweet he will officially appoint acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf to take over the role on a permanent basis.
Under the Trump administration, the department, which is often at the center of the President’s policy and policy initiatives has been plagued by leadership turmoil. Numerous top positions at Homeland Security have been left vacant or filled in an acting capacity.
Wolf has been the acting secretary since November 2019. The department has not had a confirmed secretary since April 2019 when former Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was forced to resign.