Last Updated Jan 7th, 2021 at 11:18 pm

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), announced her resignation Thursday.

“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 her resignation letter. “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.”

Chao is the latest in a growing list of Trump administration officials to resign after a group of pro-Trump rioters entered the U.S. Capitol building during a joint session of Congress, forcing a Congressional debate on election outcomes to be temporarily suspended.

🔦 Read more: Mick Mulvaney, former White House Chief of Staff and current envoy to Northern Ireland, resigns following Capitol breach

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