Three veterans of the team of the president of the United States, Donald Trump, presented their immediate resignation on Wednesday after the assault on the Capitol by supporters of the president, in which four people died.
The White House Deputy Speaker, Sarah Matthews, submitted his resignation due to the assault on the Capitol led by protesters who supported Trump in his attempt to stop the certification of the electoral victory in November of Democrat Joe Biden, which met all electoral guarantees, but which the president accuses of being a fraudulent victory .
“As someone who has worked in the halls of Congress, I was deeply traumatized by what I saw today. I abandon my role immediately. Our country needs a peaceful transition of power, “said Matthews.
The first lady’s chief of staff, Melania Trump, Stephanie grisham, who has been linked to the Trump team since 2015 and became the White House press officer, also announced on Wednesday that she is resigning from her post.
“It has been an honor to serve my country in the White House. I am very proud to have been part of First Lady Melania Trump’s mission to help children and I am very proud of the accomplishments of this Administration,” said Grisham.
The White House head of social events, Anna Cristina Niceta, who is also under the responsibility of the first lady, joined the resignations after three years as part of the Trump team.
It is expected that other members of Trump’s team will resign and thus reveal the seriousness of what happened at the headquarters of the Legislature, something that the president has not condemned and that he has even justified.
Among those considering resigning are Trump’s national security adviser, Robert O’Brien; your number two, Matt pottinger; and the White House deputy chief of staff, Chris liddell, according to various media.
Hundreds of protesters besieged the Capitol on Wednesday when the process to certify Biden’s victory in the November elections began, normally a bureaucratic process that does not raise any expectations.
Trump encouraged the rallies on Wednesday in Washington and harangued the crowd just before they violently assaulted the seat of the Legislative power, forced to evacuate both chambers together and created a violent chaos that ended with four dead and at least 15 injured.