Senator Cory Booker heaped compliments on Elaine Chao during her Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday.
The New Jersey Democrat opened by thanking Chao, Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of Transportation, “for [her] willingness to serve not once, but twice in a presidential administration.”
“I have to say that I have a great deal of respect for you, although I have some frustration with [Chao’s husband, Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConell,” he continued.
“Being a young, single member of the Senate,” Booker explained. “He’s never taken me aside and told me how to marry out of my league.”