8 Jan 2021

Resignations after pro-Trump storming of Capitol Building

From Morning Report, 8:19 am on 8 January 2021

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao is the latest to say she will resign in protest over the pro-Trump insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. 

Former acting White House chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney resigned his post as special envoy to Northern Ireland on Thursday, saying "I can't do it. I can't stay."

He went on to say, "Those who choose to stay, and I have talked with some of them, are choosing to stay because they're worried the president might put someone worse in."

The question at hand is whether Donald Trump ultimately bears responsibility for the actions of supporters, many of whom marched to the building after attending a speech delivered by the President. 

Jens Yens Ohlin is a professor of law at Cornell University, he spoke to Philippa Tolley.