UK Prime Minister Liz Truss has resigned; the new PM was facing aggressive pushback on her economic policies; she only spent 44 days in office.
Truss initially showed signs she wouldn’t be stepping down, saying she’s a “fighter, not a quitter.” Now, it seems the situation has changed.
“Given the situation, I cannot deliver the mandate on which I was elected by the Conservative Party,” Truss said. I have therefore spoken to His Majesty the King to notify him that I am resigning as leader of the Conservative Party.”
From Fox News:
Truss said that a leadership election will take place “within the next week” and that she will stay on as prime minister “until a successor has been chosen.”
Truss’s announcement came soon after Home Secretary Suella Braverman resigned via a letter that slammed the prime minister.
“The business of government relies upon people accepting responsibility for their mistakes,” Braverman said. “Pretending we haven’t made mistakes, carrying on as if everyone can’t see that we have made them and hoping that things will magically come right is not serious politics.”
Braverman, part of the right wing of the Conservative Party, ran for party leader earlier this year, coming up short when Truss won.
Watch Truss’ Announcement below: