Elaine Chao is the ultimate political insider, something Trump claimed he would clean out. Not only was she Secretary of Labor under George W. Bush, but she is married to Mitch McConnell, leader of the House of Representatives. She does not represent "draining the swamp" nor a new direction for the Trump administration.
Yes, Elaine Chao is too much of a political insider for Trump's administration, considering his oft-repeated campaign promise to "drain the swamp" of DC corruption. Chao not only served in Washington under past presidential administrations; she is also married to Mitch McConnell, who has been the Majority Leader of the Senate since last January.
Elaine Chao is the husband of a U.S. Senator. This is the ultimate political insider. So much for Trump promising to drain the swamp. Some of his choices have been counter to what he said he stood for. This is disturbing. She will not stand for change. Rather, she will just maintain the status quo.
Elaine Chao was Labor Secretary under George W. Bush. She will bring years of experience and extensive knowledge about how things get done in politics to the position of Transportation Secretary. She will face many challenges in the position, and it requires a person with political experience to accomplish what needs to be done.