A White House resignation bombshell just dropped, and millions are surprised. Tensions are high as a political clash has erupted — and one high-profile official has thrown in the towel.
Andrew Meehan — the spokesperson for Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan — “made the decision to leave government a couple of weeks ago,” said a DHS official. This is likely for the better.
President Trump has been unhappy with the rollout and news about major DHS initiatives to combat illegal immigration, such as the raids that took place in July. He is also concerned about the handling of a new proposal to reverse the Flores agreement.
The Flores agreement says that the government cannot hold minor hold without the presence of their parents for more than 20 days. However, the reality is that sometimes additional time and consideration is needed depending on the case.
These should have been slamdunks for the president’s platform in the public eye, but, internally, it appears that DHS may have botched the rollouts and messaging — leading to a less impactful result.
With Meehan bailing, focus shifts to Acting Secretary McAleenan. Word has it that Trump has no desire to recommend him to permanently fill the position and is looking for someone he can trust to carry out his plans.
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