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DeVos resigns: ‘There is no mistaking the impact your rhetoric had on the situation’

(AP Photo/Matt York, File)
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WASHINGTON – Betsy DeVos resigned from her post as U.S. Education Secretary on Thursday.

DeVos submitted her letter of resignation to President Donald Trump in response to the mob takeover of Capitol Hill on Wednesday.

“There is no mistaking the impact your rhetoric had on the situation, and it is the inflection point for me,” DeVos wrote in the letter.

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) (Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

Elaine Chao also resigned from her post as U.S. Transportation Secretary on Thursday. She and her husband, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, both condemned the insurrection.

Torres contributed to this report from Miami.


About the Authors:

The Emmy Award-winning journalist joined the Local 10 News team in 2013. She wrote for the Miami Herald for more than 9 years and won a Green Eyeshade Award.