Training Secretary Betsy DeVos submitted her resignation in a letter to President Trump on Thursday, saying she would step down on Friday.
“We must be highlighting and celebrating your administration’s many accomplishments on behalf of the American individuals,” she wrote within the letter, which was obtained by The New York Occasions. “As a substitute, we’re left to scrub up the mess attributable to violent protesters overrunning the U.S. Capitol in an try to undermine the individuals’s enterprise.”
“That conduct was unconscionable for our nation,” she added. “There isn’t any mistaking the influence your rhetoric had on the state of affairs, and it’s the inflection level for me.”
Ms. DeVos was one of many first cupboard secretaries to condemn the violent mob on Capitol Hill.
“The peaceable switch of energy is what separates American consultant democracy from banana republics,” Ms. DeVos stated in a statement posted to Twitter on Wednesday night, hours after the storming of the Capitol. “The work of the individuals should go on.”
Ms. DeVos joins a rising exodus of administration officers within the closing days of the Trump administration. She is the second cabinet-level official to step down; Elaine Chao, the transportation secretary, additionally resigned on Thursday.