By ABC News
(WASHINGTON) — Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao on Thursday became the first Trump Cabinet member to resign because of Wednesday’s storming of the Capitol.
In a tweet to agency staff, she said she was “deeply troubled” by what she called an “entirely avoidable event as supporters of the President stormed the Capitol Building after a rally he addressed,” adding that it was something “I simply cannot set aside.”
Chao is married to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who has been sharply critical of the president.
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