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Trump’s Ex-Chief Of Staff Quits After US Capitol Attack

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“You can’t look at that yesterday and think I want to be a part of that in any way,” he stated. (File)

Washington:

Mick Mulvaney, a former chief of employees in Donald Trump’s White House, introduced Thursday he has give up his diplomatic put up to protest mob violence by the president’s supporters on the Capitol.

“I can’t stay here, not after yesterday. You can’t look at that yesterday and think I want to be a part of that in any way, shape or form,” Mulvaney instructed CNBC tv.

Mulvaney, who had been moved from chief of employees to particular envoy for Northern Ireland, stated he instructed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo he was resigning.

“I can’t do it. I can’t stay,” he instructed CNBC, indicating that different White House employees have been eying the exits.

“Those who choose to stay, and I have talked with some of them, are choosing to stay because they’re worried the president might put someone worse in,” he stated.

On Wednesday, hundreds of Trump supporters left a rally with the president, then stormed into Congress, briefly halting proceedings to certify Democrat Joe Biden because the winner of the November presidential election.

Immediately after the violence, which Trump has nonetheless did not condemn, deputy nationwide safety adviser Matt Pottinger resigned.

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Another departure was Stephanie Grisham, a former White House press secretary now working as spokeswoman for First Lady Melania Trump.

US media reported that Marc Short, chief of employees to Vice President Mike Pence, had been blocked from coming into the White House — apparently in retaliation for Pence’s determination to disregard Trump’s demand that he block the certification of Biden.

The outrage throughout Washington on the day’s occasions fed rising hypothesis that extra senior Trump administration figures could also be leaving.

Biden will take over the presidency when he’s sworn in on January 20.

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