Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks at the Phoenix International...

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks at the Phoenix International Academy in Phoenix on Oct. 15, 2020. Credit: AP/Matt York

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has become the second Cabinet secretary to resign a day after a pro-Trump insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

In a resignation letter Thursday, DeVos blamed President Donald Trump for inflaming tensions in the violent assault on the seat of the nation’s democracy. She says, "There is no mistaking the impact your rhetoric had on the situation, and it is the inflection point for me."

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao tendered her resignation earlier Thursday. News of DeVos' resignation was first reported by the Wall Street Journal.

In a farewell letter to Congress earlier this week, DeVos urged lawmakers to reject policies supported by President-elect Joe Biden, and to protect Trump administration policies that Biden has promised to eliminate.

Following is a list of who else has resigned in the wake of Wednesday's events, compiled from multiple media reports:

*Mick Mulvaney, special envoy to Northern Ireland and Trump's former chief of staff

*Elaine Chao, transportation secretary

*Stephanie Grisham, chief of staff for first lady Melania Trump and former White House communications director.

*Matt Pottinger, deputy national security adviser

*Anna Cristina "Rickie" Niceta, White House social secretary

*Sarah Matthews, White House deputy press secretary

*Tyler Goodspeed, chairman of Trump’s Council of Economic Advisers

*Eric Drebland, assistant attorney general and head of the Justice Department’s civil rights division

*John Costello, Commerce Department’s deputy assistant secretary for intelligence and security

*Ryan Tully, National Security Council’s senior director for European and Russian Affairs

A Newsday analysis shows the number of referees and umpires has declined 25.2% in Nassau and 18.1% in Suffolk since 2011-12. Officials and administrators say the main reason is spectator behavior. NewsdayTV's Carissa Kellman reports. Credit: Newsday Staff

'Why am I giving up my Friday night to listen to this?' A Newsday analysis shows the number of referees and umpires has declined 25.2% in Nassau and 18.1% in Suffolk since 2011-12. Officials and administrators say the main reason is spectator behavior. NewsdayTV's Carissa Kellman reports.

A Newsday analysis shows the number of referees and umpires has declined 25.2% in Nassau and 18.1% in Suffolk since 2011-12. Officials and administrators say the main reason is spectator behavior. NewsdayTV's Carissa Kellman reports. Credit: Newsday Staff

'Why am I giving up my Friday night to listen to this?' A Newsday analysis shows the number of referees and umpires has declined 25.2% in Nassau and 18.1% in Suffolk since 2011-12. Officials and administrators say the main reason is spectator behavior. NewsdayTV's Carissa Kellman reports.

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