A large number of officials have resigned from outgoing US President Donald Trump’s administration in the result of the ferocity that occurred at Capitol Hill on Wednesday.
Other officials are considering the options to hand in their resignations, following unprecedented scenes of pro-Trump supporters attacking the Capitol building as Congress instigated counting Electoral College votes to confirm President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.
Over four people were dead and 52 were detained.
“I’ll be stepping down from my role” Sarah Matthews
“As someone who worked in the halls of Congress I was deeply disturbed by what I saw today,” Matthews said in a statement. “I’ll be stepping down from my role, effective immediately. Our nation needs a peaceful transfer of power.”
Deputy press secretary of White House Sarah Matthews said she had presented her resignation after the Wednesday’s violence at the Capitol building.
The White House was yet to issue a statement amid the announcements of resignations of these officials.
Other officials who are considering resigning their positions include National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien and Deputy Chief of Staff Chris Liddell.
The chief of staff for the First Lady Melania Trump quit following the chaos at the Capitol hills.
“It has been an honor to serve the country in the White House. I am very proud to have been a part of Mrs. Trump’s mission to help children everywhere, and proud of the many accomplishments of this administration,” Grisham said in a statement.
Grisham, who spent a year as the press secretary of White House before becoming the chief of staff to the first lady, did not say whether her resignation was in reaction to the violence in the nation’s capital, but a source familiar with her decision said it was the last straw for her.
Matt Pottinger Deputy national security adviser and a leading figure in the development of Trump’s China policy, presented his resignation on Wednesday in response to Trump administration’s response to the mob which ruptured the US Capitol, CNN reported, quoting a person close to Pottinger. Bloomberg first reported the resignation of Pottinger.
Anna Cristina ‘Rickie’ Niceta
The White House social secretary, Anna Cristina “Rickie” Niceta, has also been purportedly resigned on Wednesday.
According to sources familiar to the matter, O’Brien was persuaded to stay on by allies.
SOURCE : Reuters