READ: Resignation letter from Transportation Secretary Chao to Trump

Transportation Secretary Elaine ChaoElaine ChaoSchumer becomes new Senate majority leader FDA chief says he was 'disgusted' by Capitol riots, considered resigning McMaster: Trump running again would be 'terribly divisive' MORE sent a resignation letter to President TrumpDonald TrumpMcCarthy says he told Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene he disagreed with her impeachment articles against Biden Biden, Trudeau agree to meet next month Trump planned to oust acting AG to overturn Georgia election results: report MORE on Thursday following the riot at the Capitol.

“I had planned on serving through the end of your term in office," she wrote. "But after yesterday’s events at the U.S. Capitol, I will resign as U.S. Secretary of Transportation, effective Monday, January 11, 2021 to provide a short period of transition.”

Chao was the first Cabinet official to resign following the attack carried out after Trump spoke to supporters gathered in Washington, D.C., to protest his loss in the presidential election.

Read the full letter below: