Wednesday’s event’s in Washington D.C. has prompted a slew of both high-level and low-level Trump administration resignations.
One of the most prominent resignations was tendered by Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao — who also happens to be the wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) — who announced her intention to step down from the position on Thursday morning.
“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 statement. “As I’m sure is the case with many of you, it has deeply troubled me in a way that I simply cannot set aside.”
Chao is the first cabinet member to resign from the Trump administration due to the riots and chaos in D.C. on Wednesday, but a number of White House staffers quit on Wednesday.
President Trump condemned the attack on the capitol by rogue supporters, advising them to go home, but has still refused to concede or resign, despite pressure from even his own staffers to step down.
Vice President Mike Pence announced early Thursday morning that Joe Biden has been officially declared President-elect by Congress after rejecting an objection to Arizona’s electoral results from Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX and Congressman Paul Gosar (R-WY).
The Senate rejected the motion 93-6, and the House rejected it 303-121. Another objection from Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) to Pennsylvania’s electoral votes was also rejected, handing the White House to Biden.