Trump’s wife Melania Trump’s Chief of Staff, Grisham, was the first person to resign, announcing that he left his post due to the events. Grisham, who also served as the White House Spokesperson for a period, said in a statement that he gladly fulfilled his duty but decided to resign after today’s events.
White House Deputy Spokesperson Sarah Matthews and White House Social Affairs Manager Rickie Niceta announced that they resigned due to the events in the following hours.
NEW RESIGNATIONS MAY COME
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 resignations.
National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien, Deputy National Security Advisor Matt Pottinger, 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.
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.
In the events that took place in the congress building, 4 people died and 52 demonstrators were detained.
CALL FROM BIDEN TO “END THE ATTACKS”
Joe Biden, who was elected president of the USA, called for “ending attacks on US democracy and the rule of law”. Biden said, “I call on President Trump to fulfill his oath on TV, to defend the Constitution and to demand an end to this siege.”
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.