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Report: McCaul Out, WH 'Back to Square One' in Search for DHS Chief

Report: McCaul Out, WH 'Back to Square One' in Search for DHS Chief
Rep. Mike McCaul (AP)

By    |   Thursday, 28 September 2017 01:18 PM

Rep. Mike McCaul is no longer in consideration to lead the Department of Homeland Security, putting the White House "back to square one" in its search for a permanent head, Politico reported.

Former DHS secretary and current White House chief of staff John Kelly, leading the effort to replace himself, privately red-flagged McCaul, R-Texas, for not being in lockstep with President Donald Trump on immigration, Politico reported.

McCaul had been seen as the front-runner, Politico reported.

Other candidates who were on the short list:

  • Thomas Homan, acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  • Energy Secretary Rick Perry
  • James Loy, a former DHS official during the George W. Bush administration
  • New York Rep. Peter King, former chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee
  • Interim secretary Elaine Duke continues to run DHS while the Trump administration starts over

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Rep. Mike McCaul is no longer in consideration to lead the Department of Homeland Security, putting the White House "back to square one" in its search for a permanent head, Politico reported.
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