Inspector General Mitch Behm

Trump Fired Transportation Inspector General Mitch Behm

Donald Trump fired Mitch Behm, the inspector general for the Department of Transportation. Behm was investigating Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. Chao is married to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a key political ally of Donald Trump.

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“This move is the latest salvo of Trump’s assault on oversight” – Donald K. Sherman of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington

Trump appointed Howard “Skip” Elliott as the acting Inspector General to sideline Behm.

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Behm was investigating Chao for favoring transportation projects in Kentucky, which would favor her husband McConnell in an election year.