Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jan 8, 2021 / 07:44 am (CNA).- The Catholic former White House chief of staff resigned his post as Special Envoy to Northern Ireland on Thursday, following the storming of the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump protesters.
Mick Mulvaney, former congressman who became White House Chief of Staff in 2019, before his appointment as Special Envoy to Northern Ireland earlier this year, told CNBC on Thursday morning that he was resigning his post.
“I called [Secretary of State] Mike Pompeo last night to let him know I was resigning from that. I can’t do it. I can’t stay,” Mulvaney told CNBC on Thursday morning, after he said he talked with his family about the decision.