The fallout from Trump supporters mobbing Capitol Hill on the afternoon of January 6 is extensive and ongoing. Republicans and Democrats alike have condemned the events of the other day; others are calling for President Trump’s removal from office via impeachment or the 25th Amendment, even with just 12 remaining days of his term.
The mobbing of Capitol Hill placed the safety of lawmakers in peril on Wednesday. The National Guard actually had to enter the premises to restore order before Congress could resume its business.
In the wake of all this commotion, multiple White House aides have resigned from their posts since Wednesday. Some of the folks to quit their jobs warned that additional White House staffers would soon leave as well.
One of the latest aides to quit is White House Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, confirms Breitbart News.
The Resignation of the White House Education Secretary
Yesterday night, DeVos wrote and sent over a formal letter of resignation to President Trump. In this letter, the now-previous education secretary emphasized that “impressionable children” are observing and learning from America’s leaders.
The resignation letter then proceeds to fault Trump for the events that occurred on Wednesday. According to DeVos, the remarks from President Trump set in motion his supporters storming and breaching the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. Per the former education secretary, witnessing events of this nature served as the “inflection point” for her.
In her resignation letter, addressed to Pres. Trump, Betsy DeVos cited the president's role in Wednesday's "unconscionable" attack on the Capitol. https://t.co/5TODnQ0oHO pic.twitter.com/vNNGdXDntr
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Finally, DeVos expressed her disagreement with how the Trump administration proceeded after November 3. The now-previous education secretary opined that the president’s time would have been better spent focusing on the achievements of his first term.
DeVos then branded Wednesday’s events as “unconscionable” for America.
An Outgoing President
The former education secretary’s resignation letter arrived around the same period that President Trump conceded the 2020 presidential race to Biden. In no unclear terms, Trump informed the nation that a “new administration” is on its way in, come January 20.
Official verification from Trump himself that he’s an outgoing president comes as a blow to many of his supporters. Backers of the president believed that legal challenges submitted by his attorneys would ultimately prevail; however, after the debacle in the nation’s capital, Trump pulled all remaining election lawsuits.
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