Donald Trump is expected to name Elaine Chao his Secretary of Transportation, according to Politico.
Chao is married to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. She was formerly the Secretary of Labor under President George W. Bush. She was the first Asian-American woman to hold a presidential cabinet job, and she also served on Trump's Asian Pacific American Advisory Council during the campaign.
A formal announcement is expected at 1 p.m. Eastern time.
Elaine Chao will, amazingly, be the SECOND person to have been Sec of Labor, Sec of Transportation and married to Senate majority leader— Alex Burns (@alexburnsNYT) November 29, 2016
The announcement shocked some political writers.
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