A new story this week raises even more concerns about Senator Mitch McConnell’s self-serving politics and ethical conflicts of interest. In the fourth such report on McConnell in the span of a month, POLITICO reveals that McConnell’s wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, “gave a special advantage” to Kentucky projects backed by McConnell’s political allies, creating a “clear conflict” that scholars say “starts to rise to the level of feeling more like corruption to the average American.”
More here on how McConnell used his ties to the Department of Transportation to serve himself and boost his political allies:
Rachel Maddow: “Elaine Chao, Secretary of Transportation, she hires her husband’s former campaign aide to be her own staffer… to help pave the way for Transportation Department-funded projects in her husband’s home state, things that would be particularly valuable to him as he runs for re-election.”
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