Stephanie Grisham, the former White House communications director and press secretary and current chief of staff for First Lady Melania Trump has resigned after violent rioters supporting President Donald Trump attacked the Capitol building.
According to reports, she submitted her immediate resignation as the demonstrations erupted on Wednesday.
The White House social secretary, Anna Cristina “Rickie” Niceta also tendered her resignation.
In a statement released after the news broke, the former chief of staff said she was proud of the Trump administration and its work.
“It has been an honour to serve the country in the White House,” Ms Grisham said.
“I am very proud to have been a part of Mrs Trump’s mission to help children everywhere and proud of the many accomplishments of this administration.”
Grisham and Niceta were among the longest-serving Trump administration officials.
Grisham began her tenure working for then-candidate Donald Trump in 2015 as a press wrangler on the campaign trail. She entered the White House as deputy press secretary under Sean Spicer, but in March 2017, Melania Trump hired her for her East Wing staff.
As East Wing communications director, Grisham quickly became the First Lady’s most prominent staff, acting as a defender, enforcer and, often, protector.