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Deputy NSA Security Advisor, Transportation Secretary resign following DC riots

Christian Fernsby |
Deputy National Security Advisor Matthew Pottinger announced his resignation on Thursday.

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Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Ezra Cohen acknowledged his departure.

“Matt Pottinger is a consummate national security professional and public servant. We worked closely together during the interagency policy review of PRC (Professional Regulation Commission) malign activity and beyond,” Cohen said on Twitter.

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao was one of the first Cabinet members to announce resignation shortly after protesters breached the U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday.

Chao, married to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, said in a message to staff that the attack “has deeply troubled me in a way that I simply cannot set aside.”