Trump's top picks for Homeland Security chief are ineligible for job

Immigration officials Ken Cuccinelli and Mark Morgan are widely perceived as the president’s favorite candidates to become head of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), but neither has been confirmed by the Senate in their current DHS positions…

But neither Morgan nor Cuccinelli would be eligible to take over as DHS head after acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan leaves at the end of the month, White House Director of Personnel Sean Doocey told Trump, according to the reports in Politico as well as the Journal…

In order to take over as acting secretary, an official must have been confirmed by the Senate to their position, or served 90 days of the prior year under the current secretary, according to the reports.