Transportation post would cap meteoric rise for Buttigieg

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

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