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US Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos resigns over Capitol protests

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The US Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos, has resigned in protest against the attack on Capitol building by President Trump’s supporters.

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported the development on Thursday, citing the resignation letter.

DeVos said in a letter to Trump, as quoted by the WSJ, “That behaviour (violent riot) was unconscionable for our country.

“There is no mistaking the impact your (Trump) rhetoric had on the situation, and it is the inflexion point for me.’

On Thursday, the U.S. Transportation Secretary, Elaine Chao, resigned due to the Capitol riots, describing it as deeply-troubling.

Others, who have stepped down since Wednesday, include the former Chief of Staff to First Lady Melania Trump, Stephanie Grisham; the Deputy National Security Adviser, Matt Pottinger and the Deputy White House Press Secretary, Sarah Matthews.

Others include the Social Secretary at the White House, Anna Cristina “Rickie” Niceta; the National Security Council’s Senior Director for European and Russian Affairs, Ryan Tully; the acting Chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, Tyler Goodspeed. and also the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Security at the Commerce Department, John Costello.

Thousands of Trump’s supporters violently stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday in a bid to prevent Congress from certifying the election results.

The riots came after Mr Trump urged his supporters to keep fighting to overturn the election results.


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