Mitch McConnell’s wife, Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, stands behind President Trump at a news conference in August 2017. At that news conference, Trump delivered widely condemned remarks describing “very fine people on both sides” of a deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va.

Mitch McConnell’s wife, Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, stands behind President Trump at a news conference in August 2017. At that news conference, Trump delivered widely condemned remarks describing “very fine people on both sides” of a deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va.