White House Staff Dropping Like Flies After Capitol Attack
It’s sad to say that the term for President Trump is coming to an end, but it really is.
In two weeks, Joe Biden will be President and Kamala Harris will be Vice President. It leaves a bad taste in your mouth just saying that, doesn’t it?
After the incident at the Capitol on Wednesday, multiple White House staffers and Cabinet members have resigned.
One of the latest to resign is Special U.S. envoy to Northern Ireland, Mick Mulvaney who is also President Trump’s former chief of staff.
Mulvaney said that he told Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and told him, “I can’t do it. I can’t stay.”
He said that others want to resign as well, but that they’re afraid to leave because they may be replaced with someone worse.
Mulvaney highlighted yesterday’s chaos at the U.S. Capitol in his rationale for resigning. “We didn’t sign up for what you saw last night,” he said. “We signed up for making America great again, we signed up for lower taxes and less regulation. The president has a long list of successes that we can be proud of.”
“But all of that went away yesterday,” he added, “and I think you’re right to ask the question as to ‘how did it happen?’”
Trump, Mulvaney said, is “not the same as he was eight months ago.”
“The folks who spent time away from our families, put our careers on the line to go work for Donald Trump, and we did have those successes to look back at, but now it will always be, ‘Oh yeah, you work for the guy who tried to overtake the government,’” the former chief of staff said, adding, “That legacy is gone as of yesterday and that’s extraordinarily disappointing to those of us who work for him.”
Additionally, Matthew Pottinger, Stephanie Grisham, and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao resigned.
UPDATE: Late on Thursday night, Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, another member of President Trump’s cabinet also resigned.