11th Hour Admin Resignations Too Little, Too Late
Watchdog: Trump Administration Officials “Should Not be Applauded for Handing in Their Two Weeks’ Notice” Now
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following the violent insurrection at the Capitol yesterday encouraged by President Trump, a wave of administration officials that already includes former White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, Deputy National Security Adviser Matt Pottinger, and First Lady Melania Trump’s Chief of Staff, Stephanie Grisham is expected to resign from their posts — just two weeks before the end of Trump’s term. Many of these individuals have been integral to the crafting and execution of the Trump administration’s harmful policies for the past four years.
“The Trump administration’s four years of cruel policies and disinformation campaigns helped create the conditions that led to yesterday’s violence at the Capitol,” said Kyle Herrig, president of government watchdog Accountable.US. “The officials immediately responsible for the administration’s harm should not be applauded for handing in their two weeks’ notice just days before President Trump’s term is up — nor should they be able to seek refuge in corporate boardrooms and universities after Inauguration Day. These officials should instead be recognized for what they are: responsible for and complicit in immeasurable suffering.”
Last month, Accountable.US launched Hate for Hire, a campaign that aims to ensure that the administration officials involved in and responsible for separating immigrant families at the border are not able to take refuge in the nation’s leading universities and boardrooms, whitewashing their reputations and landing cushy jobs after their horrific actions.