Education Secretary Betsy DeVos submitted her resignation in a letter to President Trump on Thursday, saying she would resign on Friday

“We should highlight and celebrate the many achievements of your administration on behalf of the American people,” she wrote in the letter received by the New York Times overrun the U S. Capitol to undermine people’s business ”

“This behavior was incomprehensible to our country,” she added. “There is no doubt about the impact your rhetoric had on the situation and it is the turning point for me”

Ms. DeVos was one of the first cabinet secretaries to condemn the violent mob on Capitol Hill

“The peaceful transfer of power separates representative American democracy from the banana republics,” said Dr DeVos said in a statement posted on Twitter Wednesday night, hours after the Capitol stormed, “The work of the people must go on”

Ms. DeVos joins a growing exodus of administrative officials in the final days of the Trump administration She is the second female cabinet official to step down Elaine Chao, the transportation secretary, also resigned on Thursday

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World News – US – Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education, is the second cabinet member to step down