The Hill: Biden To Nominate Buttigieg As Transportation Secretary

Dec 15, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden has tapped former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D) to serve as Transportation secretary, according to a person familiar with the pick.

Buttigieg would be the first openly gay Cabinet secretary to be confirmed by the Senate if installed in the position. Rick Grenell, who served as the acting director of national intelligence from February to May, was the first openly LGBTQ Cabinet secretary.

The former mayor ran against Biden in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary before dropping out and endorsing the former vice president. Despite his loss, Buttigieg at times was seen as a front-runner in the race and is viewed as a rising star in the Democratic Party. 

Buttigieg has been a vocal supporter of Biden since his endorsement earlier this year and campaigned for the former vice president virtually. Buttigieg also served on Biden's transition team. 

Check out the full article from The Hill here.

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