Background: After pro-Trump thugs launched a violent attack on the Capitol, De Vos became the second cabinet member to resign. Communications Minister Zhao Huilin announced her resignation earlier on Thursday.
In the letter of resignation, De Vos told Trump that in the violent commotion in the Capitol, “there is no misunderstanding of the impact of your remarks.”
DeVos issued a resignation letter on Thursday, after reports that Pence did not intend to seek Trump’s removal under the 25th Amendment. Penny did not comment publicly, nor did he inform the leader of the Supreme Congress of his position.
The DeVos consultant declined to say whether DeVos has directly discussed the situation with Pence or Trump. The Wall Street Journal earlier reported DeVos̵
What’s next: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called on Pence to use the Twenty-Fifth Amendment. Pelosi said Friday that they still hope to “hear his voice as soon as possible, and affirm whether he and the cabinet will swear an oath to the Constitution and the American people.”
Some Democrats who demanded Trump’s immediate resignation criticized DeVos and Zhao Chao’s resignation instead of trying to expel Trump based on the 25th Amendment.
House Representative Jim Clyburn (Jim Clyburn) resigned, accusing two cabinet members of “evading responsibility.” Clayburn told CNN: “If they have a strong will, they will stay there and wait for this meeting so that they can vote on the two necessary votes for the 25th amendment.”
Participle: Senator Elizabeth Warren (Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)) said on Twitter that De Vos is the “worst education minister ever” and that De Vos “would rather resign than resign in order to Help invoke the 25th amendment.”
DeVos replied on Thursday morning: “You don’t know what you are talking about, @SenWarren.”
De Vos sent an e-mail to employees of the education department on Friday and Friday sharing Wednesday’s statement about the violence in the Capitol and a copy of Thursday night’s resignation letter.
“It is my honor to be able to work with you to provide services to American students. I hope you will do your best in continuing to support our generation.” She signed the note “Continue!”