AUBURN, AL- The Trump Administration has committed to draining the swamp, but many of its cabinet officials do not seem to have gotten the memo.
Elaine Chao, the wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, has been a fixture in DC for decades. She currently as the Secretary of Transportation.
Since taking that post, Chao has appeared in at least a dozen interviews with Chinese and Chinese-American outlets accompanied by her father, a “shipping magnate” and successful businessman. The two often appear with the Department of Transportation logo.
Undoubtedly, the simple fact that Elaine Chao is his daughter is a benefit to James Chao. That cannot be helped. However, the videos and appearance of endorsement from the DOT likely only makes the Chaos even wealthier.
Moreover, the wealth of the Chaos has seemingly had a circular effect to fund the McConnell power family. Chao’s father has given her and her husband at least $5 million over the last 10 years.
The full article can be found here: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/05/06/elaine-chao-father-james-transportation-department-569686.
What do you think? Do you agree that Chao should avoid such appearance of a conflict of interest? Or, is it acceptable for her to help the family achieve more power, wealth, and influence? Join the conversation at: https://www.facebook.com/takebackorg/.