(AmericanProsperity.com) – Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has dug himself into quite the hole after failing to properly represent the Republican party and its views over the past few months. Now, more information is being unveiled about the entire McConnell family, including his wife’s scandalous dealings while working as the Transportation Secretary from 2017 to 2021.
A New Report Details Elaine Chao’s Ethics Violations
On Wednesday, March 3, the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) inspector general released a report on former Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, who has been married to Mitch McConnell since 1993. The report details multiple incidents where Chao used her position and power for personal gain.
Chao used DOT resources numerous times to assist her father James Chao, who founded the Foremost Group, a shipping company with major ties to China that Elaine also benefits from.
Chao asked her staff to help develop content and a marketing strategy for a book her father wrote, which included plans for her father to come on a government-sponsored trip to China in 2017 — that trip was eventually canceled. Chao also brought her father along to a multitude of US events while acting as Transportation Secretary, including awards ceremonies and China-centric events, many of which honored her father and his business.
Other ethics violations include having her staff send personal packages to friends and acquaintances, and using a government-owned lighting kit for an interview with the Foremost Group that they failed to return to DOT headquarters.
Just a Slap on the Wrist for Chao
Elaine Chao has been in politics since the 1980s. She is seeped in the swamp and surrounded by many influential people. After being investigated for numerous ethics violations, however, both the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the US Department of Justice Public Integrity Section decided not to prosecute.
Elaine Chao directly benefits from the success of her father’s company. But, when the Inspector General uncovered a variety of instances when Chao used her office for personal gain, they only gave her a small reprimand and brushed the rest under the rug.
This is yet another example of why President Donald Trump wanted to drain the swamp.
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