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Candidate for top Homeland Security job withdraws over Trump transgender troops ban

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A candidate for a top position at the Department of Homeland Security pulled his name from consideration for the job on Thursday after President Trump…
A candidate for a top position at the Department of Homeland Security pulled his name from consideration for the job on Thursday after President Trump’s announcement that transgender Americans would be banned from serving in the armed forces “in any capacity.”
Politico reported on Thursday that John Fluharty, a former executive director of the Delaware Republican party, was no longer seeking the position of assistant secretary of partnership and engagement with the agency after Trump’s announcement on Twitter Wednesday morning.
In an email to Politico, the agency confirmed Fluharty’s decision and stated that none of the other candidates being considered had notified the agency that they were dropping out of consideration.
“He was one of many candidates being considered and he withdrew from consideration, ” DHS spokesman David Lapan said in an email.
“We’ re not aware of anyone else who withdrew for that reason.”

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