News of a high-profile resignation is sweeping the country, and millions are shocked. This is an abrupt turn of events for a rising political star.
Texas Secretary of State David Whitley, who is only 36-years-old, has resigned amid controversy surrounding his methods on removing non-citizens from the state’s voter rolls.
An appointee of Gov. Greg Abbot, Whitley formerly served as the governor’s chief of staff — showing just how quick of a drop the young politician has suffered.
Reportedly, all 19 Republicans in the Texas Senate were prepared to confirm him again, however, Democrats make it clear they wouldn’t stand for it.
Whitley resigned before an actual vote was tallied in order to avoid embarrassment and allow Gov. Abbot to choose a successor quickly.
According to a report, Whitley’s office “reportedly questioned the citizenship of around 98,000 Texans – many times in error.” Others say he was just doing his job.
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