Drain the Swamp Update: Trump Picks Mitch McConnell’s Wife as Transportation Secretary

CNN, Politico, and several other news outlets are reporting that the wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (RINO-KY), Elaine Chao, will be named to be President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to be the next head of the Department of Transportation.

Born in Taiwan to Chinese parents, Elaine Chao, the first Asian-American woman in American history to hold a Cabinet-level position in the U.S. government, served as deputy secretary of transportation under former President George H. W. Bush and more recently headed the Department of Labor in the George W. Bush administration from 2001 to 2009.

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The formal announcement is reportedly set for 1:00 PM ET, today.


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Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.

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