ITV News Political Correspondent Libby Wiener said that the third resignation of the child abuse inquiry chairman is "embarrassing" for the government.
She said that the appointment of Dame Lowell Goddard by Theresa May, as someone independent from the British establishment, meant that new Home Secretary Amber Rudd is "back at square one" to find a replacement.
But Rudd has assured abuse survivors that they have support from the "very top" to ensure the inquiry is a success.
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One abuse survivor told ITV News that he felt "let down" by yet another resignation.
Dame Lowell Goddard has left her role as head of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. She was the third person to hold the role.