The Senate voted today on whether or not to confirm Elaine Chao, former Labor Secretary and wife of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, to be the Secretary of Transportation under Donald Trump. As of 12:46 p.m., she had secured enough voted (and then some!) to officially be confirmed.
The Senate’s vote marks Chao as one of the least controversial picks for President Donald Trump’s administration.
Bernie Sanders, former contender for President, was one of the few Democrats to vote against Chao, who has a record of being tough on unions in the United States. He joined Elizabeth Warren, Chuck Schumer, and others.