Elaine Chao, transportation secretary, first Cabinet member to resign in aftermath of pro-Trump riots. "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 said in a statement. Ref. USAToday.
Ex-Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao may have violated ethics laws, internal watchdog says, but DOJ declined to investigate. The U.S. Transportation Department's inspector general's investigation focused, among other things, on how Chao may have aided her family's shipping company — and ultimately referred the case for criminal prosecution in late 2020. Ref. USAToday.