Rudolph Giuliani resigned from his law firm, where he had taken a leave of absence to serve as President Trump’s personal lawyer, due to tensions over public comments. The former NYC mayor defended payments made by Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen to a pornographic actress.
When Hillary Clinton was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2001, she became the first American first lady to ever win a public office seat. She later became the 67th U.S. secretary of state in 2009, serving until 2013. In 2016, she became the first woman in U.S. history to become the presidential nominee of a major political party.
Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, known for being moderately liberal, called for the repeal of the U.S. Constitution's Second Amendment giving Americans the right to bear firearms in response to student protests. President Trump replied it “will never be repealed.”
Rick Santorum suggested on CNN that Parkland students should learn CPR instead of marching the day after the March for Our Lives nationwide events in protest of gun violence. The republican senator’s comments prompted backlash from gun violence victims.
Elizabeth Warren is a Democrat from Massachusetts who was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012. She previously worked as Assistant to the President and Special Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Angela Merkel agreed to a more conservative immigration deal after a leader of the coalition party threatened to resign--a move that could collapse the government--because the chancellor wouldn’t refuse entry to migrants who have asylum claims pending in other EU countries.
Jacob Zuma has resigned as South Africa's President over corruption scandals. Known as the "Teflon president" after more than eight years in power, Zuma faces 783 corruption allegations around a 1990s arms deal, and courts have forced him to repay the millions in public money spent on refurbishing his home.