US deputy NSA, Melania Trump’s chief of staff, WH dy press secy resign after US Capitol protest

US Deputy National Security Advisor Matt Pottinger, first lady Melania Trumps chief of staff Stephanie Grisham and White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Matthews have resigned following the violence at the US Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump.

PTI | Washington DC | Updated: 07-01-2021 12:19 IST | Created: 07-01-2021 12:19 IST
US deputy NSA, Melania Trump’s chief of staff, WH dy press secy resign after US Capitol protest

US Deputy National Security Advisor Matt Pottinger, first lady Melania Trump’s chief of staff Stephanie Grisham and White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Matthews have resigned following the violence at the US Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump. Grisham, who previously served as the White House press secretary before making way for current White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany in April, was the first to submit her resignation on Wednesday.

“It has been an honour to serve the country in the White House,'' Grisham said in a statement posted on Twitter. “I am very proud to have been a part of Mrs Trump’s mission to help children everywhere and proud of the many accomplishments of this administration,'' Grisham said. She is the first senior White House staffer to resign.

Matthews also tendered her resignation. “As someone who worked in the halls of Congress, I was deeply disturbed by what I saw today,” she said.

“I will be stepping down from my role, effective immediately. Our nation needs a peaceful transfer of power,” Matthews said. Trump’s deputy national security advisor Pottinger also resigned, officials said.

According to ABC News, White House social secretary Rickie Niceta also submitted her resignation in reaction to the violent protest by Trump supporters. In an unprecedented assault on democracy in America, thousands of angry supporters of Trump stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday and clashed with police, resulting in casualties and multiple injuries and interrupting a constitutional process to affirm Joe Biden's victory in the presidential election.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

Addressing conflict-related sexual violence at long last

... ...

Why unequal access to coronavirus vaccines is a threat to us all

... ...

India’s love affair with fossil fuels: the path to sustainable development?

... ...

Videos

Latest News

Automated multi-level car parking facility inaugurated in Delhi's Lajpat Nagar

An automated multi-level puzzle car parking facility was inaugurated in south Delhis Lajpat Nagar on Saturday, officials said.It can accommodate 264 cars, they said.The parking, the first such facility constructed by the South Delhi Municip...

EXCLUSIVE-Georgia prosecutor probing Trump taps leading racketeering attorney

The district attorney investigating whether former U.S. President Donald Trump illegally interfered with Georgias 2020 election has hired an outside lawyer who is a national authority on racketeering, a source familiar with the matter told ...

Paris police clear Seine riverside over lack of social distancing

French police cleared the banks of the River Seine in central Paris on Saturday over concerns people were getting too close together and not respecting coronavirus social distancing rules. Hundreds of people were asked to leave the area - p...

TMC MLA Sonali Guha hints at joining BJP

Sonali Guha, once a close aide of Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee and a four-time MLA of the party, on Saturday hinted at joining BJP after she was denied a ticket for the coming assembly poll in West Bengal.The TMC MLA, who repr...

Give Feedback