Biden to elect Pete Buttigieg as Transportation Secretary

Biden to elect Pete Buttigieg as Transportation Secretary President-elect Joe Biden would choose former South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Bu...

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  • Biden to elect Pete Buttigieg as Transportation Secretary
  • President-elect Joe Biden would choose former South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg as his next transportation secretary, according to three people familiar with the plans.
  • After his confirmation as the 46th president of the United States by the Electoral College, Democrat Joe Biden is already forming his work team

According to three people familiar with Joe Biden’s decision who spoke to The Associated Press, former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg would be chosen as his next Transportation Secretary.

According to The Associated Pres, Buttigieg is a former mayor of Indiana’s fourth-largest city and served from 2012 to 2020.

He also worked seven months as an intelligence officer in Afghanistan. During his campaign for the presidential nomination democrat, became the first openly gay man to become, even briefly, a prominent presidential candidate.

Biden to elect Pete Buttigieg as Transportation Secretary

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She has been married to her husband, Chasten, since 2018. Buttigieg was one of Biden’s rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination.

He was a standout star during the primaries, sharing the victory in the nation’s first caucus with the senator from Vermont. Bernie Sanders.

He called off his campaign before Super Tuesday and backed Biden, The Associated Press reports.

Biden Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, former South Bend Mayor Joe Biden

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The three people who confirmed the nomination spoke on condition of anonymity because they did not want to publicly anticipate the president-elect’s announcement.

He Department The Department of Transportation helps oversee the nation’s highway system, airplanes, trains, and public transportation. It is supposed to play a key role in the early stages of the incoming government. The president-elect will take office on January 20 and major preparations are already planned.

Rights activists praised the election

According to The Associated Press, LGBTQ rights groups immediately praised Biden’s long-awaited selection of Buttigieg.

“Pete’s nomination is a new milestone in a decades-long effort to ensure that LGBTQ people are represented throughout our government, and his impact will reverberate far beyond the department he will lead,” said Annise Parker, the group’s president and CEO. LGBTQ Victory Institute.

Biden Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, former South Bend Mayor Joe Biden

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“This separates us from a troubled legacy in our nation, in which LGBTQ people were excluded from government office, and brings us closer to the president-elect vision of a government that reflects America,” he added.

In this way, Buttigieg could become the first member of the lesbian, gay, trans, bisexual, intersex and queer community (LGTBIQ) to be confirmed by the US Senate for a position in the Government, according to Efe.

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Relationship with Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

The primaries catapulted to fame the former mayor of South Bend (Indiana), who went from being a stranger to most Americans to being the favorite in the moderate bench of the party.

This, after narrowly winning the Iowa caucuses, the first state to vote in the Democratic primary.

Likewise, Buttigieg, 38, emerged as a model millennial who mixed his message of hope with deeply Christian values ​​and the constant vindication of his status as an Army veteran, since he fought in Afghanistan, indicates Efe.

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Despite being rivals, Buttigieg has a good relationship with Biden and with the vice president-elect of the United States, Kamala Harris.

To which he also helped prepare for his electoral debate with the current vice president, Mike Pence.

Shortly after Buttigieg left the Democratic primary, Biden gave an emotional speech in which he compared the young former mayor to his son Beau, who also fought in Afghanistan and who died of cancer in 2015.

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