The outgoing President of the United States, Donald Trump, has sacked the Department of Homeland Security official who had rejected his claims of widespread voter fraud in the US Election 2020.
The US President announced in a series of tweets on Tuesday that he was firing Chris Krebs, the director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.
President Trump directly tied the dismissal of the US Election Security Official to Krebs’ statement that said there “is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised.”
“The recent statement by Chris Krebs on the security of the 2020 Election was highly inaccurate, in that there were massive improprieties and fraud,” Trump said in a tweet that also repeated other baseless conspiracy theories about the election and was flagged by Twitter as “disputed.”
“Therefore, effective immediately, Chris Krebs has been terminated as Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.”
…votes from Trump to Biden, late voting, and many more. Therefore, effective immediately, Chris Krebs has been terminated as Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 18, 2020