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Thu Jan 7, 2021, 08:47 AM

Mick Mulvaney resigns from Trump administration: 'I can't stay here'


Mick Mulvaney resigns from Trump administration: 'I can't stay here'
By Jordan Williams - 01/07/21 08:39 AM EST


Former White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney on Thursday resigned from his post as the special envoy to Northern Ireland following the riot on the U.S. Capitol.

“I can’t stay here, not after yesterday,” Mulvaney said in an appearance on CNBC. “You can’t look at that yesterday and say I want to be a part of that in any way shape or form.”


His resignation follows that of some other notable White House aides in the aftermath of the violence, including Stephanie Grisham, chief of staff to first lady Melania Trump, and deputy national security adviser Matt Pottinger.

National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien also reportedly considered stepping down on Wednesday, according to several reports.

Mulvaney said he wouldn’t be surprised to see more resignations as President Trump winds down his final 13 days in office, but added that he understood why some in the administration would still choose to stay.

“I wouldn’t be surprised to see more of my friends resign over the course of the next 24 to 48 hours, and it’d be completely understandable if they did,” Mulvaney said. “Those who choose to stay, and I have talked some of to them, are choosing to stay because they are concerned that the president might put someone in to make things even worse.”


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https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/533080-mick-mulvaney-resigns-from-trump-administration-i-cant-stay-here

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 08:50 AM

1. That's a poor excuse for staying. They haven't been able to prevent him from doing grave damage so f

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 08:52 AM

2. Too late Mickey... Your body might leave him but your reputation stays with Trump!

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Response to 50 Shades Of Blue (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 09:51 AM

13. True

He's going to have perform quite some act of contrition to wash away the Trump stink.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 08:52 AM

3. Funny how all of these clowns resigning

All of a sudden got a conscience when they are two weeks away from losing their jobs anyway

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 08:58 AM

6. After dump's lawyer warned them ri stay away from him to avoid treason charges

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 08:59 AM

7. And it is amazing.....

to think what level of maleficence they would tolerate before finally saying "That's too much......."

*Not kids taken from their parents and put into cages?

*Not "Punch the hell out of him - I'll pay the legal fees."...........

*Not "The press is the enemy of America"...........

*Not "There are good people on both sides".........

(I know - I could go ON AND ON!..........)

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 08:53 AM

4. He is still there?

I thought he left months ago?

He's just a rat squealing a little louder than all the rest, as he jumps from the ship.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 08:54 AM

5. 😆😆😆 Rodents scurry when the lights go on. nt

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 09:01 AM

8. Another rat leaving after the

Trump yacht has already sunk. Too little, toolate.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 09:03 AM

9. Snort

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 09:06 AM

10. Stephanie Ruhle just said that Mulvaney has been setting up a hedge fund for the last year using his

Trump contacts.

Self Preservation as all rats do.

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Response to OnDoutside (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 09:19 AM

12. Just going to post that

She blew his cover, seemed like with a little relish, too.
This is the DU member formerly known as DeminPennswoods.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 09:15 AM

11. Trying to save his rep by a 'principled resignation'. Look better for think tanks and corporate boar

Maybe he does have a few drops of honor, but Mulvaney was trumps chief of staff and then slid out of town to ambassador to Northern Ireland. None of the other CoS got a job like that.🤔

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 09:53 AM

14. Pottinger is super smart and seemingly a decent guy

He was the main subject of Lawrence Wright's long read in the New Yorker, The Plague Year.

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