Defense Secretary Mark Esper has prepared a resignation letter in anticipation of being ousted by President Trump after the election, according to a report.
Esper has a rocky relationship with Trump. He openly resisted Trump’s consideration of using active-duty troops to quell June riots. He’s also at odds with Trump on renaming military bases that honor Confederate leaders.
NBC News reports that Esper drafted the letter but did not say when he intends to submit it. It’s unclear if he intends to do so if Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden defeats Trump. Many swing states are still counting ballots.