Trump to withdraw FEMA chief nominee: report

The White House is planning to withdraw its nominee for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) after seven months, CNN reported Wednesday evening.

President TrumpDonald John Trump Trump responds to calls to tear down monuments with creation of 'National Garden' of statues Trump: Children are taught in school to 'hate their own country' Trump accuses those tearing down statues of wanting to 'overthrow the American Revolution' MORE reportedly will nominate acting FEMA Administrator Peter Gaynor to replace current nominee Jeff Byard, sources told CNN.


CNN reported that a personal issue that came up within the past week prompted the White House's decision and that Byard himself asked for the nomination to be withdrawn. 

News reports circulated during the day Wednesday suggesting Byard's nomination would be withdrawn. 

The White House said it would not comment on the personnel matter.

Trump nominated Byard in May after former FEMA head Brock Long stepped down amid an internal ethics investigation.