REPORT: White House to withdraw Trump’s nominee to head FEMA: Sources

(CNN) — The White House plans to withdraw the nomination of Jeff Byard, President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Federal Emergency Management Agency, seven months after he was nominated to the position, a senior administration official and congressional source tell CNN.

Instead, Trump is expected to nominate acting FEMA Administrator Peter Gaynor — who is the agency’s confirmed deputy administrator — for the top disaster relief position, the sources said.

The article goes on to state the following:

Axios first reported the news, and CNN reported earlier Wednesday that Byard’s nomination was in trouble.

Axios reports that 2 sources familiar with Trump’s decision say he “has already made a decision to move forward” with Gaynor.

“Gaynor has served as the agency’s acting administrator while Byard’s nomination stalled in the Senate. The president was impressed with the way Gaynor handled Hurricane Dorian,” Axios reported.

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