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Mick Mulvaney Resigns over Capitol Riots

Added 01-07-21 10:04:03am EST - “?I can't do it. I can't stay,' Mulvaney told CNBC, adding that he expects other administration officials to leave as well in the coming days.” - Nationalreview.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nationalreview.com: “Mick Mulvaney Resigns over Capitol Riots | National Review”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Former White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, who was serving as special envoy to Northern Ireland, resigned from the post on Thursday a day after pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol building.

“I can’t do it. I can’t stay,” Mulvaney told CNBC, saying called Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Wednesday evening to inform him of his resignation.

“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 said.

Following a rally outside the White House where President Trump repeated his claim that November’s election was rife with voter fraud and insisted he had won, a large group of Trump supporters headed to the Capitol where they eventually broke past Capitol Police and forced their way into the halls of Congress. The Senate floor, where a joint session of Congress was being held to certify the presidential election results, was evacuated.

Mulvaney’s decision comes after several other high-profile officials resigned Wednesday following the chaos, including Stephanie Grisham, who is chief of staff and press secretary to first lady Melania Trump, and White House deputy press secretary Sarah Matthews.

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