US riot: Capitol Police Chief, Sergeant at Arms resign

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United States Capitol Police Chief, Steven Sund and House Sergeant-at-Arms, Paul Douglas Irving have indicated their resolve to tender resignation letters over the violent mob invasion of the Capitol on Wednesday.

CNN quoted a US Capitol Police official as confirming the decision of Sund to vacate the office after facing criticism over an apparent lack of preparedness to deal with violent mob.

His resignation is effective January 16, 2020, according to the Capitol Police official.

Similarly, the US House of Representatives Speaker, Nancy Pelosi said that the House Sergeant at Arms will also be submitting his resignation letter as well.

The mob invasion of the Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump has been described as disgrace to American democracy while Trump is being held responsible for orchestrating the violence.

The incident claimed the life of a woman along others.

Meanwhile, President Trump has ordered all his political appointees to resign, effectively January 2021 when the president-elect, Joe Biden will be taking over power from him.

The order was issued on Thursday by Chris Liddell, the deputy White House chief of staff who has been leading transition arrangements with the Biden team, and was first reported by Politico.

Before now the White House had refused to issue the call for resignations since November 2020 when Biden was confirmed winner of the presidential election.

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