Trump Administration Officials Who Have Resigned Over Capitol Hill Violence

Several officials from President Donald Trump’s administration have decided to resign after pro-Trump supporters barged into the Capitol while Congress was certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory on Wednesday.

Here is a list of people that have resigned:

Sarah Matthews, Deputy Press Secretary, resigned on Wednesday, saying that she was deeply disturbed by what she saw.

Rickie Niceta, Social Secretary, resigned on Wednesday.

Stephanie Grisham, First Lady’s Chief of Staff, resigned on Wednesday. Grisham was one of the longest-serving aides, according to the New York Times.

Tyler Goodspeed, White House Council of Economic Advisers, resigned on Thursday. “The events of yesterday made my position no longer tenable,” Goodspeed said in an interview after giving his resignation.

John Costello, Deputy Assistant Secretary At The Commerce Department, resigned on Wednesday. Costello said that the incident on Capitol Hill was his “breaking point” and “wake up call.”

Matthew Pottinger, Deputy National Security Adviser. Pottinger has worked with the Trump Administration since 2019.

Mick Mulvaney, Special Envoy to Northern Ireland and Former Chief of Staff, resigned on Wednesday.

Elaine Chao, Transportation Secretary, resigned through Twitter on Thursday. Chao, who is the wife of  Senator Mitch McConnell, said that the incident on Capitol Hill deeply troubled her in a way that she cannot set aside.

Betsy DeVos, Education Secretary, resigned on Thursday. In her letter of resignation, DeVos called the pro-Trump supporters that stormed the Capitol “unconscionable for our country.”

The aftereffects of the insurrection are being felt across the world. Several world leaders have spoken out to condemn the president. Five people died, and several were injured during Wednesday’s events on Capitol Hill. There are only 12 days left in President Trump’s presidency, and lawmakers are urging for him to resign or be removed through the 25th amendment.

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