WASHINGTON (CNN) — The Trump administration is yet again seeking someone to fill the top post at the Department of Homeland Security.
The Wall Street Journal reports that the president’s top two favorites for the post are not eligible.
Reportedly, neither immigration hardliner Ken Cuccinelli nor Customs and Border Protection Chief Mark Morgan are eligible to succeed Kevin McAleenan as acting Homeland Security secretary.
The White House’s personnel director says that’s because they had not served at least ninety days under the last senate-confirmed Homeland Security Secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen.
It’s not immediately clear who Trump would tap to replace McAleenan on an acting basis when he leaves his post, expected to be at the end of this month.