Trump Names Former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, Wife Of Sen. Mitch McConnell, As Transportation Secretary

Talking Points Memo reports:

Donald Trump has chosen former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao to lead the Department of Transportation, multiple sources told Politico Tuesday. Chao also served as deputy secretary of transportation under George H.W. Bush. She is the wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

Chao was the first Asian-American woman to hold a Cabinet-level position. According to Politico, Chao met last week with the President-elect at Trump Tower in Manhattan, where he is working with his transition team to iron out senior appointments. She served as a member of Trump’s Asian Pacific American Advisory Council during the campaign.