U.S. CAPITOL POLICE CHIEF SUND RESIGN

Written by on January 8, 2021

U.S. CAPITOL POLICE CHIEF STEVEN SUND SAID IN A RESIGNATION LETTER THAT HE WOULD STEP DOWN EFFECTIVE JAN. 16.

SUND’S RESIGNATION WAS SOUGHT BY HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI AFTER THE FEDERAL FORCE CHARGED WITH PROTECTING CONGRESS WAS UNABLE TO KEEP TRUMP’S SUPPORTERS FROM STORMING THE CAPITOL ON WEDNESDAY.

TRUMP, WHO INITIALLY PRAISED HIS SUPPORTERS, LATER CONDEMNED THE VIOLENCE, SAYING THE RIOTERS HAD DEFILED THE SEAT OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY AND MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE.

A WOMAN DEMONSTRATOR WAS FATALLY SHOT BY AUTHORITIES, AND THREE PEOPLE DIED FROM MEDICAL EMERGENCIES.

AFTER A RALLY WHERE TRUMP EXHORTED HIS SUPPORTERS TO FIGHT TO OVERTURN THE NOV. 3 ELECTION HE LOST, HUNDREDS OF THEM STORMED THE CAPITOL ON WEDNESDAY, FORCING SENATORS AND MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO EVACUATE AS THEY SMASHED WINDOWS AND LOOTED.

U.S. TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY ELAINE CHAO AND EDUCATION SECRETARY BETSY DEVOS RESIGNED ON THURSDAY, JOINING A GROWING LIST OF AIDES LEAVING TRUMP’S ADMINISTRATION IN PROTEST AT THE STORMING OF THE U.S. CAPITOL.

AS DEMOCRATIC LEADERS DEMANDED HIS OUSTER, TRUMP CAME CLOSER TO A FORMAL CONCESSION, ACKNOWLEDGING IN A VIDEO RELEASED ON THURSDAY EVENING THAT A NEW ADMINISTRATION WOULD BE SWORN IN ON JAN. 20 AND VOWING TO ENSURE A SMOOTH TRANSITION.


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