After Donald Trump supporters raided the Congress building in the US, Northern Ireland Special Envoy Mick Mulvaney and Deputy National Security Advisor Matt Pottinger were among those who resigned from the administration. With these resignations, the number of people who left their post rose to 5.
The resignations continue at the White House, where 3 names left their posts yesterday due to the Congressional raid that shook the US agenda.
Mick Mulvaney, who was Trump’s Secretary of State for a while and is now Trump’s Special Representative for Northern Ireland, announced that he had resigned after the events.
White House National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien said on his Twitter account that his deputy Pottinger has left his post. The allegations that Pottinger would resign were reflected in the press yesterday.
Following the events in the congress, White House Deputy Spokesperson Sarah Matthews, White House Social Affairs Manager Rickie Niceta and Melania Trump’s Chief of Staff Stephanie Grisham resigned.
On the other hand, according to the allegations reflected in the American press, other names in the White House are also planning to announce their resignation. National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien and White House Assistant Secretary Chris Liddell are also allegedly considering leaving his post.
Thousands of demonstrators marching to the US Congress after the rally in front of the White House tried to enter the building by crossing the barricades in front of the Congress building. Some demonstrators entered the Senate shortly after the clashes with the police. The approval session of the Presidential Election Voting for the Congress was suspended, and Vice President Mike Pence, who presided over the session, and the Congress members were removed from the building. In the capital city of Washington, a 12-hour “curfew” was declared as of 18:00 local time due to violence. A woman who was injured in the events that took place in the congress building died and many police were injured.
On the other hand, US President Trump called on his Twitter account to “restraint” to his supporters who held a demonstration in front of the Congress building.
Joe Biden, who was elected president of the USA, called for “ending attacks on US democracy and the rule of law”. “I call on President Trump to take his oath on TV, to defend the Constitution and demand an end to this siege,” Biden said. he said.
When Trump asked the demonstrators to go home, the crowd began to disperse, and the police responsible for the security of the US Congress announced that the security of the building was secured at around 17.40 local time, about 4 hours later.