President Trump incited and encouraged his supporters to storm the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to block the democratic election of President-elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Five people died during the assault, including a U.S. Capitol police officer.
Elaine Chao and her husband, Senator Mitch McConnell, have been leaders in promoting anti-worker, anti-women, and white supremacist policies long before the Trump administration. As the Labor Secretary under George Bush, Chao stripped protections from workers and made worksites less safe. Chao and McConnell found their true calling in the last four years as they have worked hand-in-hand with President Trump to undermine democracy, to spread lies about the U.S. election, and to support Trump’s attacks on workers, immigrants, women, and communities of color. Elaine Chao served in President Trump’s cabinet when he issued racist statements calling the COVID-19 virus “kung-flu” and the “China virus.”
Elaine Chao does not represent the Asian American community, women, or communities of color. She represents and defends the forces of racism, sexism and white supremacy. We hope this ends her career in national politics, and that her role as a co-conspirator within the Trump administration will prevent her from doing further damage to the people of this country.