There’s been more than a dozen White House resignations since Wednesday, when hundreds of violent, pro-Trump rioters vandalized the halls of Congress, threatened lawmakers and left five dead.
Most of the resignees explicitly blamed their departures on the president’s refusing to accept his election loss and urging a mob to march to the Capitol during Wednesday’s raucous “Save America March.”
Those who’ve jumped ship just two weeks before the official handover on Jan. 20 include two Cabinet members — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao plus former Cabinet member Mick Mulvaney.
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Previously a staunch Trump supporter, DeVos resigned on Thursday, citing the “unconscionable” riot that caused widespread destruction at the Capitol a day earlier.
“There is no mistaking the impact your rhetoric had on the situation, and it is the inflection point for me,” DeVos told Trump in her resignation, which was obtained by The Wall Street Journal.