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Biden administration is removing Rodney Scott from role of U.S. Border Patrol chief

"I will continue working hard to support you over the next several weeks to ensure a smooth transition," Scott wrote to agents.

Updated: June 23, 2021 - 7:24pm

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The Biden administration is removing Rodney Scott from his position as U.S. Border Patrol Chief.

"I received my 3R letter today. For those not familiar, that is Federal government slang for the letter issued to [Senior Executive Service] level employees informing them of a directed reassignment. The recipient has 3 options- relocate, resign, or retire. No rationale or reason is required, nor is it disciplinary," Scott wrote on his personal Facebook account, according to the Washington Examiner

"Just a simple needs of the service directed reassignment so the new administration can place the person they want in the position," Scott explained. He wrote that he "will provide updates as decisions are made. A huge thank you to all those who have reached out, prayed and supported me and my family, especially over these last few crazy months. I remain confident that God is in control. And..... over 29 yrs is a pretty good run!"

Scott said in the social media post that he will stay in his current role for approximately 60 days.

The Associated Press reported that Scott wrote to agents and informed them that he will get reassigned: "I will continue working hard to support you over the next several weeks to ensure a smooth transition," he wrote, according to the outlet.