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READ: Resignation letter from Transportation Secretary Chao to Trump

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao sent a resignation letter to President Trump 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:

Tags Capitol breach Donald Trump Elaine Chao resignation Transportation

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