After three White House officials announced their resignations within hours of each other in response to the violence that shook Capitol Hill on Wednesday afternoon, a flurry of rumors and speculation arose that another crop of administration resignations was imminent.
Stephanie Grisham, chief of staff for first lady Melania Trump, was the first to announce her resignation Wednesday but was soon followed by White House social secretary Rickie Niceta and deputy press secretary Sarah Matthews, who cited the chaos that tore through Washington, D.C., and the need for a “peaceful transfer of power” as her reasons for leaving.
Source close to Trump says more resignations are expected in the next 24 hours.
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) January 7, 2021
The Capitol Hill complex went on lockdown Wednesday after planned “Stop the Steal” protests devolved into a violent breach of the congressional building — smashing windows, breaking into offices, looting rooms,