President-elect Joe Biden will nominate Pete Buttigieg to be his transportation secretary, sources acquainted with the matter inform CNN, elevating the previous South Bend, Indiana, mayor and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate to a high submit within the federal authorities.
Biden will make remarks across the nomination at 11:45 a.m. ET in Wilmington, Delaware.
Buttigieg can be the primary Senate-confirmed LGBTQ Cupboard secretary ought to his nomination make it by means of the chamber.
The selection — which represents the primary time the President-elect has known as on one in all his former Democratic presidential opponents to hitch his administration as a Cupboard secretary — vaults a candidate Biden spoke glowingly of after the first right into a high job in his incoming administration and will earn Buttigieg what many Democrats imagine is required expertise ought to he run for president once more.
The function of transportation secretary is anticipated to play a central function in Biden’s push for a bipartisan infrastructure bundle.
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