Ex-Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney quits administration in protest of Trump’s incitement of Capitol riot

Former White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney resigned Thursday from a diplomatic post in protest of President Trump’s incitement of the rioters who stormed the Capitol. Mulvaney, a staunch Trump loyalist, quit his post as special envoy for Northern Ireland over the president’s shameful handling of the insurrection that took over Congress in a failed effort to block certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s win. “I can’t do it. I can’t stay,” Mulvaney told CNBC. The former Trump lieutenant said he might be the first of many senior administration officials to quit in Trump’s final days in …

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