The Senate Commerce Committee in the US has voted 21-3 for Pete Buttigieg’s nomination as Transporation Secretary, now sending his nomination to the Senate floor for a possible finale vote later this week.
This comes after Mayor Pete, had a long grilling interview last week, during which his performance managed to impress Democrats and Republicans alike.
If fully confirmed, Pete Buttigieg, who is of Maltese descent will be the youngest person ever to lead such an important department, and would also be the first openly gay person confirmed to Cabinet. Apart from all of this, he will also be the first Maltese-American ever to serve in a Presidential Cabinet.
Thank you to the members of the @SenateCommerce Committee for their vote of confidence in me today. I look forward to working with @SenatorWicker, @SenatorCantwell, and the rest of the committee as we get to work on infrastructure and building our economy back better.
— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) January 27, 2021
The former Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, was also in the running to become the Democratic Presidential nominee but had dropped out of the race, and endorsed Joe Biden ever since. In fact, political analysts are touting Buttigieg as one of the high-profile spokespersons for Biden’s “Build Back Better” agenda.