Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, Wife Of Mitch McConnell, Resigns After Trump Riots

In a letter posted to Twitter on Thursday, Elaine Chao, secretary of transportation under President Donald Trump, announced her resignation specifically citing the storming of the Capitol building on Wednesday. “Yesterday, our country experienced a traumatic and entirely avoidable event as supporters of the President stormed the Capitol building following a rally he addressed,” she wrote. “As I am sure is the case with many of you, it has deeply troubled me in a way that I simply cannot set aside.” Chao is the wife of Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky), who reportedly agreed…

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