In the wake of an assault on the Capitol Wednesday by a pro-Trump mob that led to four deaths, a growing number of Trump officials are questioning their roles in his administration, some going so far as to resign from their positions.
Trump officials who have given notice so far are;
Tyler Goodspeed: Acting chairman, White House Council of Economic Advisers
Tyler Goodspeed, acting chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, resigned Thursday, according to Rachael Slobodien, the council’s chief of staff.
Elaine Chao: Transportation Secretary
Elaine Chao, U.S. Secretary of Transportation and wife of Sen. Mitch McConnell, resigned from her role Thursday. Her resignation will take effect on Jan. 11.
“Yesterday, our country experienced a traumatic and entirely avoidable event as supporters of the President stormed the Capitol building following a rally he addressed,” Chao wrote in a letter that she posted to Twitter.
“As I’m sure is the case with many of you, it has deeply troubled in me a way I simply cannot set aside,” she added.
John Costello: Deputy assistant secretary for intelligence and security, Commerce Department
John Costello, the deputy assistant secretary for intelligence and security in the Commerce Department, resigned Thursday.
“I can’t do it. I can’t stay,” he told CNBC on Thursday. “It’s a nothing thing. It doesn’t affect the outcome. It doesn’t affect the transition. But it’s what I’ve got, right, and it’s a position I really enjoy doing. But you can’t do it. And I wouldn’t be surprised to see more of my friends resign over the course of the next 24 to 48 hours.”
Matthew Pottinger: White House deputy national security adviser
Matthew Pottinger, the White House deputy national security adviser, resigned Wednesday, according to a White House official and a person familiar with his resignation.
Sarah Matthews: White House deputy press secretary
Sarah Matthews, White House deputy press secretary, resigned on Wednesday in response to the assault on the Capitol.
“As someone who worked in the halls of Congress I was deeply disturbed by what I saw today,” Matthews said in a statement. “I’ll be stepping down from my role, effective immediately”
Rickie Niceta: White House social secretary
Rickie Niceta, White House social secretary, submitted her resignation Wednesday in reaction to the protests.
Stephanie Grisham: Melania Trump’s chief of staff
Stephanie Grisham, first lady Melania Trump’s chief of staff and former White House press secretary, resigned on Wednesday due to the protests.
“It has been an honor to serve the country in the White House,” Grisham told ABC News in a statement.
“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.”