The Hill is reporting that Elaine Duke, currently John Kelly’s Deputy Secretary of The Department of Homeland Security, will temporarily be taking Kelly’s place as he looks to take on the Chief of Staff role for the White House.
From The Hill:
The announcement is stirring speculation about who will now replace Kelly, a retired four-star Marine Corps general who has led DHS since January, and whether Duke could become the permanent U.S. security chief.
Trump nominated Duke to serve as the No. 2 at DHS in January, and the Senate voted overwhelmingly to confirm her in an 85-14 vote.
Duke has nearly three decades of experience working for the federal government, including time at DHS and the Department of Defense, serving under both Democratic and Republican presidents.