While some of Trump’s previous administration picks have raised an eyebrow or two in the past two weeks, his choice of Linda McMahon, pro wrestling mogul and wife of WWE legend Vince McMahon, to head the Small Business Administration will likely be his most scrutizined yet.
McMahon had previously been floated as a potential appointee due to her ties to GOP causes and Trump personally, as well as Trump’s history of appearances at WWE pro wrestling events.
McMahon, who lives in Connecticut, is a veteran of the state’s board of education. She also ran for Senate as a Republican in the state twice, losing to Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D) in 2010 and Sen. Chris Murphy (D) in 2012.
Here is the full statement from the Trump team:
President-Elect Donald J. Trump Intends to Nominate Linda McMahon to Serve as the Administrator of the Small Business Administration