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He's Don Donald Trump's Northern Ireland envoy Mick Mulvaney quits job after Capitol chaos

Mick Mulvaney told CNBC News that he had called the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and told him personally that he could no longer continue in his role.

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Trump's special envoy to Northern Ireland, Mick Mulvaney, has resigned

Trump's special envoy to Northern Ireland, Mick Mulvaney, has resigned

Trump's special envoy to Northern Ireland, Mick Mulvaney, has resigned

Donald Trump's special envoy to Northern Ireland has resigned from his post following the disturbances in Washington DC yesterday.

Mick Mulvaney told CNBC News that he had called the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and told him personally that he could no longer continue in his role.

Speaking to the broadcaster, the 53-year-old who was made NI envoy in March 2020, said: "I called Mike Pompeo last night to let him know I was resigning from that. I can't do it. I can't stay.

"Those who choose to stay, and I have talked with some of them, are choosing to stay because they're worried the president might put someone worse in."

Washington DC descended into chaos yesterday after pro-Trump protestors stormed Capitol.

Four people died in the violence which forced the US Congress to postpone the declaration that Joe Biden would be the next president.

Donald Trump later tweeted a message in which he asked the protesters to go home, but he was criticised for stopping short of condemning the violence.

Mulvany's departure follows several high-profile resignations after the violence last night, including deputy press secretary Sarah Matthews, White House social secretary Rickie Niceta and Melania Trump's chief of staff, Stephanie Grisham.

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