Elaine Chao showcased her personal and political ties to Capitol Hill as she cruised through her Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday.
Chao, whom President-elect Donald Trump tapped to lead the Transportation Department, has experience serving under two Republican administrations; she is also married to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell(R-Ky.).
Chao’s cozy reception – which was marked by compliments, jokes and a glowing introduction from her husband – came during an otherwise explosive day on Capitol Hill. In a nearby committee room, another Senate panel was grilling Trump’s secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson.
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