Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao resigns after riot
Elaine Chao. Image via AP.

Elaine Chao
Chao is the highest ranking official to resign in protest.

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao is resigning effective Monday, becoming the highest ranking member of President Donald Trump’s administration to resign in protest after the pro-Trump insurrection at Capitol.

In a statement Thursday, Chao, who is married to Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell, said the violent attack on the Capitol “has deeply troubled me in a way that I simply cannot set aside.”

She said her department will continue to cooperate with President-elect Joe Biden’s designated nominee to head the department, former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

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Republished with permission of The Associated Press.

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One comment

  • Sonja Fitch

    January 8, 2021 at 5:15 am

    She ain’t notin but a damn traitor! Chao used her office and her husband Moscow Mitch to make money. Lock up both chao and Moscow Mitch! Rutherford you are a damn traitor! Rutherford get out!

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