Trump’s minister resigns after violence on Capitol Hill

She is the first to leave the government after the violence in the Capitol, on Wednesday, January 6: US Minister of Transportation Elaine Chaoannounced his resignation on Thursday, January 7, alluding to his “concern” over the events that shook the US capital the day before.

“Our country has experienced a traumatic event, totally avoidable (…) that disturbed me so much that I cannot ignore it,” he justified in a statement that he is in the city, the wife of the leader of the republican senators Mitch McConnell.

As a reminder, supporters of Donald Trump stormed the Capitol, the seat of the US Parliament, at the same time interrupting a session specially dedicated to the validation of Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election. Elaine Chao’s resignation was recently greeted by elected Democrats, who call for the marginalization of the power of Donald Trump after the violence committed by his followers.

Invoke the 25th Amendment

If the minister “finds the events of Wednesday so reprehensible, she should convince the cabinet ofinvoke amendment 25, and not abdicate the function that allows him to do so, “stressed the Democratic elect of the House of Representatives. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The latter estimates that resigning 13 days before the end of Donald Trump’s term was not “not much more than attempts to protect yourself”.

“These resignations mean nothing now. Rats leaving the sinking shipthundered another elected member of the House, Jackie speier. “They should invoke the 25th Amendment.” Article 4 of the 25th amendment allows remove the president from power of the United States for the benefit of its vice president. With less than two weeks left after Joe Biden’s nomination, the procedure has no chance of success.

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