USA Today reports:
Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao will resign from her position, according to a source with knowledge of the decision.
Chao, who is married to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is the first Cabinet secretary to resign after pro-Trump rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol Wednesday in an attempt to halt the counting of Electoral College votes.
“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.”
Officials confirms that Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao is leaving as a direct result of President Trump’s response to yesterday. https://t.co/RJxD2HPqB9
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) January 7, 2021