Tom Bossert Resigning as Trump’s Homeland Security Advisor

Homeland Security Advisor Tom Bossert

Homeland Security Advisor Tom Bossert / Getty Images


White House Homeland Security Advisor Tom Bossert resigned on Tuesday, marking another in a series of recent departures from the Trump administration.

Bossert has been involved in many of President Donald Trump's most important initiatives, including the construction of the southern border wall, CNBC reports, as well as leading the administration's response to the devastating hurricanes last year that affected Puerto Rico, Florida and Texas.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders released a statement regarding Bossert's resignation.

"The President is grateful for Tom’s commitment to the safety and security of our great country," Sanders' statement said. "Tom led the White House’s efforts to protect the homeland from terrorist threats, strengthen our cyber defenses, and respond to an unprecedented series of natural disasters. President Trump thanks him for his patriotic service and wishes him well."

Bloomberg reporter Jennifer Jacobs says that Bossert's resignation was the result of him being pushed out by Trump's new National Security Advisor, John Bolton.

Bossert appeared on ABC's "This Week" as recently as Sunday to discuss Trump's sending of National Guard members to the southern border to assist the Border Patrol. He also said all options remained on the table with regard to a military response to Syria's recent chemical weapons attack.

Jack Heretik

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Jack is a Media Analyst for the Washington Free Beacon. He is from Northern Ohio and graduated from the Catholic University of America in 2011. Prior to joining the Free Beacon, Jack was a Production Assistant for EWTN's The World Over and worked on Sen. Bill Cassidy's 2014 campaign.

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