Cory Turner, NPR |
U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos sent a letter to President Trump on Thursday announcing her resignation. She is the latest administration official to quit in protest of Wednesday’s violence at the U.S. Capitol. The news was first reported by The Wall Street Journal.
She called the riots “unconscionable,” and contrary to the president’s efforts to downplay his role in fomenting the unrest, DeVos said she believed “there is no mistaking the impact your rhetoric had on the situation, and it is the inflection point for me.”
“Impressionable children are watching all of this,” she wrote of Trump’s role in Wednesday’s events, “and they are learning from us. I believe we each have a moral obligation to exercise good judgment and model the behavior we hope they would emulate.”23053-1