“Joe Biden Picks Pete Buttigieg To Be Transportation Secretary”

“Joe Biden will nominate Pete Buttigieg to be his transportation secretary, the president-elect said in a statement on Tuesday, elevating the former South Bend, Indiana, mayor and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate to a top post in the federal government.

Buttigieg would be the first Senate-confirmed LGBTQ Cabinet secretary should his nomination make it through the chamber.

‘Mayor Pete Buttigieg is a patriot and a problem-solver who speaks to the best of who we are as a nation,' Biden said. ‘I am nominating him for Secretary of Transportation because this position stands at the nexus of so many of the interlocking challenges and opportunities ahead of us.'”

Dan Merica reports for CNN December 15, 2020.