Melania Trump's chief of staff resigns amid US crisis

Melania Trump's chief of staff resigns amid US crisis

- Stephanie Grisham submitted her resignation letter on Wednesday, January 6, however, she did not indicate if the mayhem in the US Capitol caused her move

- Stephanie was the chief of staff to the US First Lady, Melania Trump, until her resignation

- White House press aide Sarah Matthews also resigned from her position claiming she was disturbed by the protests in the country

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The outgoing United States first lady Melania Trump's chief of staff, Stephanie Grisham, has resigned after the violent protests in the country.

There was a moment of shame at the US Capitol on Wednesday, January 6, after Donald Trump's supporters breached security and stormed the congress in a bid to halt Joe Biden's certification process.

US crisis: Former Melania Trump's chief of staff Stephanie Grisham.

Former Melania Trump's chief of staff Stephanie Grisham. Photo credit: Al Drago
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According to CNN, Stephanie submitted her resignation letter on Wednesday, January 6. However, she did not indicate if her move was occasioned by the mayhem in the US Capitol.

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Stephanie had earlier served as the White House communications director. Melania letter hired her for her East Wing in the same capacity.

She, in turn, became the first lady's most prominent staffer and played a pivotal role in her mission to help children.

Meanwhile, the White House press aide Sarah Matthews also resigned from her position claiming she was disturbed by the protests in the first world country.

In her resignation letter, Sarah condemned the violence and championed a peaceful transfer of power.

Apart from Stephanie and Sarah, White House social secretary Anna Cristina Niceta also stepped down.

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Chaos at US Capitol

The US Capitol was on Wednesday, January 6, temporarily locked down with lawmakers inside as pro-Trump protesters invaded the building.

They stormed the building to stop the certification of Joe Biden's victory which was presided over by Vice President Mike Pence.

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The violence reportedly led to the death of at least four persons.

Trump faces removal

A few days to handing over to Biden, President Trump may be removed from office.

This is as some of the president's cabinet members are considering invoking the 25th Amendment following the violence unleashed by his supporters.

The 25th Amendment is another constitutional means of removing a US president, apart from impeachment through the legislature.

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