Trump transport secretary Elaine Chao says resigning over Capitol protests

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao – who is married to Mitch McConnell – RESIGNS over MAGA riot becoming first Cabinet member to quit
Elaine Chao
Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, who is married to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell resigned Thursday, becoming the highest-ranking administration official to resign after President Donald Trump‘s lackluster response to the mob that rushed Capitol Hill.

Chao made her announcement in an email to colleagues that was obtained by The Washington Post.

  • Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, who is married to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell resigned Thursday
  • She is the highest-ranking administration official to resign after President Donald Trump’s lackluster response to the mob that rushed Capitol Hill
  • She is the first Cabinet official to quit
  • Mulvaney served as Trump’s acting chief of staff and budget chief
  • He told Sec. of State Mike Pompeo he could no longer serve in remaining role
  • ‘I can’t do it’
  • Matt Pottinger handed in his resignation Wednesday in dismay over the siege by Donald Trump’s supporters on the US Capitol, sources said
  • The Deputy National Security Advisor had been planning to stand down on election day but quit early over Trump’s part in inciting Wednesday’s unrest
  • Stephanie Grisham, the former White House press secretary who became chief of staff for Melania also resigned Wednesday effective immediately
  • She was followed by White House press secretary Sarah Matthews and White House social secretary Anna Cristina Niceta Lloyd
  • Sources said more aides including National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien were also on the brink of leaving
  • The exodus from the Trump administration comes as the president has been accused of trying to freeze out his number two
  • Sources said Trump revoked Vice President Chief of Staff Marc Short’s White House access after Mike Pence refused to overturn the election
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