Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao resigns

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao resigned her post Thursday, making her the first member of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet to quit after his incitement of the Capitol Hill riot. The long-serving Chao blamed Trump for the “traumatic and entirely avoidable” chaos that the unleashed with his fuel on the fire speech to angry supporters. “It deeply troubled me in a way I simply cannot set aside,” Chao said in a statement. Chao, who is married to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, becomes the highest ranking member of the government to quit after widespread bipartisan outrage over Trump’s…

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