WASHINGTON (AP) - The top Republican in the Senate says he won't recuse himself when it comes to voting on President-elect Donald Trump's choice for transportation secretary.

Trump on Tuesday picked Elaine Chao - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's wife.

McConnell is telling reporters that he won't bow out of the Senate's role to advise and consent on presidential matters.

Chao and McConnell were married in 1993. Chao has served as labor secretary.

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