Acting DHS Deputy Secretary Claire Grady Offers Her Resignation

Outgoing DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Grady served with "excellence and distinction" and was "an invaluable asset" to the agency.
Posted at 12:28 PM, Apr 10, 2019

Yet another top-ranking official is leaving the Department of Homeland Security. 

According to a series of tweets from outgoing DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Acting Deputy Secretary Claire Grady offered President Donald Trump her resignation effective Wednesday.

Nielsen said Grady served the DHS with "excellence and distinction" and she was "an invaluable asset" to the agency.

By federal law, Grady was in line to take Nielsen's spot as acting DHS secretary. But when President Trump announced Nielsen's departure, he tapped Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan to fill the role. And Grady's resignation paves the way for that to happen. 

Nielsen, Grady and Secret Service Director Randolph "Tex" Alles all left their positions this week as the White House continued its broader DHS shakeup. According to CNN, at least two other officials are rumored to be on their way out as well.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.