The fallout from the Capitol Hill riots continues. United States Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has decided to resign. In her exit, she cited President Donald Trump‘s handling of yesterday’s events as driving factor for her decision.
“We should be highlighting and celebrating your Administration’s many accomplishments on behalf of the American people,” she wrote to Trump.
“Instead, we are left to clean up the mess cause by violent protestors overrunning the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to undermine the people’s business. That behavior was unconscionable for our country. There is no mistaking the impact your rhetoric had on the situation, and it is the inflection point for me.”
— Secretary Betsy DeVos (@BetsyDeVosED) January 6, 2021
DeVos is the latest member of the Trump administration to resign. Hours after the Capitol Hill riots, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao resigned due to the violence in the nation’s capital.
“Yesterday, our country experienced a traumatic and entirely avoidable event as supporters of the President stormed the Capitol building following a rally he addressed,” Chao stated.
“As I’m sure is the case with many of you, it has deeply troubled me in a way that I simply cannot set aside.”
In the days to come, reports suggest that even more members of the Trump administration may resign. More details will come over the next few days.