“I am pleased to inform the American Public that Acting Secretary Chad Wolf will be nominated to be the Secretary of Homeland Security. Chad has done an outstanding job and we greatly appreciate his service!” Trump tweeted.
Wolf has been acting secretary since November 2019, following his Senate confirmation for under secretary for the Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans.
The department has disputed the GAO conclusion.
It was not immediately clear how the acting role would be filled during the confirmation process.