Elaine Chao, U.S. secretary of transportation, speaks during the White House State Leadership Day conference in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. President Donald Trump??said he is passing responsibility to Congress for responding to the killing of U.S.-based journalist??Jamal Khashoggi at a Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Trump’s transportation secretary resigns

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNN) – Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao has resigned with just two weeks left in the Trump administration.

She is the first cabinet member to quit in the aftermath of the deadly U.S. Capitol riots.

Chao tweeted a statement Thursday saying she was deeply troubled by the events on Wednesday.

Chao, who is the wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said she will officially resign on Monday.

She also added she’ll help the incoming transportation secretary, Pete Buttigieg, in taking on the department.

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