A person close to Pottinger confirmed to CNN on the 7th local time that Matt Pottinger, Deputy National Security Adviser of the White House, resigned in response to Trump’s supporter mob’s intrusion into the U.S. Capitol.
CN reported on the evening of the 6th local time that after the riots in the U.S. Congress, several senior aides of U.S. President Trump, including Trump’s national security adviser O’Brien, deputy national security adviser Matt Pottinger and deputy chief of staff Chris Liddell, are considering resigning as soon as possible on the evening of the 6th.
On the afternoon of January 6th local time, hundreds of protesters gathered in Washington, D.C., to demonstrate in support of Trump to put pressure on the ongoing joint session of Congress.
Subsequently, the demonstration turned violent, some demonstrators broke into the U.S. Capitol and the ongoing electoral vote certification process was suspended. Later, as protesters evacuated from the Capitol after the curfew in Washington, D.C., the chaos ended.