US transport secretary is first Trump cabinet official to resign

US Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao is the first official in President Donald Trump’s Cabinet to announce his or her resignation following the recent attack on the US Capitol. “Yesterday, our country experienced a traumatic and entirely avoidable event as supporters of the president stormed the Capitol building following a rally he addressed,” Chao said in a statement. “As I’m 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, a long-time Trump loyalist. McConnell has condemned…

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