Transportation post would cap meteoric rise for Buttigieg

Washington (AFP) – Pete Buttigieg’s nomination to be transportation secretary caps a meteoric rise for the former small town Indiana mayor and could make him the first openly gay Senate-confirmed member of a US presidential cabinet. President-elect Joe Biden confirmed Tuesday he would nominate Buttigieg, who challenged the former vice president for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, to head the mammoth Department of Transportation. Buttigieg, 38, is the first Democratic primary campaign rival selected by Biden for his cabinet. The 78-year-old Biden chose another primary opponent, Cal…

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