Republicans gripe about acting secretaries — and pave the way for another

Senate Republicans complain about the Trump administration’s high number of acting officials. But they’re ready to help him install another one.The Senate on Wednesday is set to confirm Chad Wolf as policy undersecretary at the Department of Homeland Security so that he can take another job — acting secretary of the entire agency.The strange maneuver comes as the White House still hasn’t named a permanent successor to Kirstjen Nielsen to lead DHS since her resignation in April.“We need some continuity at the Department of Homeland Security and I think he would provide that … I don’t think the Democrats are going to let us confirm a bunch of people between now and the election,” Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) said. But he conceded: “We’ve got a lot of acting people — that’s not ideal by any means.”Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) said he still had concerns about the number of acting officials

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