White House Deputy Press Secretary, First Lady's Chief Of Staff resign amid US Capitol violence

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Published: January 7,2021 09:59 AM
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January 7, 2021: The White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Matthews and Stephanie Grisham, First Lady's chief of staff on Wednesday resigned from their posts over the violence on Capitol Hill.

January 7, 2021: The White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Matthews and Stephanie Grisham, First Lady's chief of staff on Wednesday resigned from their posts over the violence on Capitol Hill.



Matthews disapproved of the violent protest by Pro-Trump supporters who stormed into the Capitol Hill building, smashed windows and clashed with police, while the Congress members were in the process of certifying Joe Biden's victory in the US Presidential elections.



"I was honored to serve in the Trump administration and proud of the policies we enacted," she said in a statement.



"As someone who worked in the halls of Congress, I was deeply disturbed by what I saw today. I'll be stepping down from my role, effective immediately. Our nation needs a peaceful transfer of power," she said.



The news was affirmed by FOX News Chief, White House Correspondent John Roberts in his Twitter post.



The former White House communications director and press secretary and current chief of staff for first lady Melania Trump, Stephanie Grisham too has, submitted her resignation. White House social secretary Anna Cristina "Rickie" Niceta also resigned, according to CNN.



"It has been an honor to serve the country in the @WhiteHouse. I am very proud to have been a part of @FLOTUS @MELANIATRUMP mission to help children everywhere and proud of the many accomplishments of this Administration. Signing off now - you can find me at @OMGrisham," Stephanie Grisham wrote in a tweet.



A chaotic and violent scene erupted at the Capitol on Wednesday as supporters of Trump swarmed the building to protest the Electoral College vote, forcing a lockdown and various confrontations with police.