Many Trump administration officials resigned in protest of his provocation of the violent riot at the U.S. Capitol.
Sarah Matthews, the White House deputy press secretary, resigned on the evening of Jan. 6. She said that she was deeply disturbed by the violence.
On Jan. 7, Elaine Chao resigned from her role as the Transportation Secretary over the riot. The first cabinet member to do so. Betsy DeVos, the U.S. Education Secretary, also submitted her resignation on the same day, becoming the second member of Trump's cabinet to leave.
Mick Mulvaney said that he had resigned from his current post as a special U.S. envoy to Northern Ireland. He announced his resignation on Jan. 07 to CNBC's "Squawk Box." He said he had called Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State, on Jan. 6, to notify him of his decision.
Stephanie Grisham resigned from her current job as the first lady Melania Trump's chief of staff. In a tweet announcing her departure on Jan. 07, she did not specify whether the violence triggered her resignation.
Tyler Goodspeed, the White House Council of Economic Advisers acting chairman, resigned on Jan. 7. After he tendered his resignation, he told The New York Times, "The events of yesterday made my position no longer tenable."
John Costello, the deputy assistant secretary for intelligence; Matthew Pottinger, deputy national security adviser since 2019; and Rickie Niceta, White House social secretary, have also submitted their resignations in the wake of the attack on the Capitol.