CBP commissioner Chris Magnus forced to resign

Something in the Biden administration eventually had to break, and according to the Daily Caller, it involves the forced resignation of one of the Biden administration’s top border people, Customs and Border Protection head Chris Magnus. 

Magnus had only been in the role since being confirmed in December 2021.

Most recently, the low-performing CBP chief was under fire from within, as whistleblower employees accused him of slacking off on the job.

Reportedly, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas gave Magnus an ultimatum of resigning or being fired.

Resistance at first

On Friday, the embattled CBP commish told the Los Angeles Times that he would not resign.

“I expressed to him that I felt there was no justification for me to resign when I still cared deeply about the work I was doing,” he told the outlet while defending his work on the job.

That thought process apparently changed after sleeping on it, as Magnus resigned from his post the next day, and the White House immediately accepted the resignation.

“I am submitting my resignation effective immediately but wish you and your administration the very best going forward,” Magnus’ letter of resignation said.

So many problems

While some argued that Magnus didn’t have enough time on the job to make a difference at the southern U.S. border, others charged that he simply didn’t care enough to try.

A bombshell Politico report published earlier this year brought forth allegations from unnamed associates that Magnus would often fall asleep during important meetings, and constantly belittle other government agencies and workers.

This is the first high-profile resignation from the Biden administration in some time. Others have called for Secretary Mayorkas to follow Magnus out of the door. Only time will tell.