Mick Mulvaney, former White House Chief of Staff and current Special Envoy for Northern Ireland, announced that he will resign in a stream of resignations following the chaos that supporters of President Trump have created in the U.S. Capitol.
“I called [Secretary of State] Mike Pompeo last night to let him know that I had resigned. I can’t do it. I can’t stay, « said Mick Mulvaney in an interview with CNBC on Thursday.
» Those who choose to stay, and I have spoken to some of them, are choosing to stay because they fear that the president could make someone worse, « Mulvaney said.
Several White House officials, including Stephanie Grisham, First Lady Melania Trump’s chief of staff, and Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Matthews, have already announced their resignation.
White House Social Secretary Rickie Niceta and Deputy National Security Advisor Matt Pottinger also reportedly resigned on Wednesday.
« We didn’t sign up for what you saw last night. We signed up for it To make America great again, we signed up for lower taxes and less regulation. The President has a long list of achievements We can be proud of, « said Mulvaney in an interview.
» But all of that went away yesterday and I think you are right to ask how it happened. «
Mobs of Trump – Supporters overran the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday as a joint Congressional session began certification of the electoral college, which gave President-elect Joe Biden the votes necessary to win the presidency.
After several hours of hiatus due to the attack on the In the Capitol, Congress recalled and confirmed the results early Thursday morning.
Shortly thereafter, Trump issued a statement through his communications advisor Dan Scavino that he would advocate an « orderly transition » on January 20th.
« Even if I disagree with the election result at all and the facts confirm me, there will still be an orderly transition on January 20th, » the statement said.
Mulvaney said that the C haos that was wrought on the US Capitol will leave an indelible mark on Trump’s legacy and dwarf his accomplishments.
« The people who have spent time outside of our families have put our careers at risk, to work for Donald Trump, and we’ve had these achievements to look back on, but now it’s always going to be, ‘Oh yeah, you work for the guy who tried to overtake the government,’ Mulvaney said / p> « That legacy was gone since yesterday and it is extremely disappointing to those of us who work for it, » he continued.
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