Update: Pete Buttigieg has been nominated as transportation secretary by President-elect Joe Biden.
CNN reported that the Maltese-American politician, and once presidential candidate, has been nominated for the Cabinet position, which would make him the first LGBTQ Cabinet Secretary ever, if he is confirmed by the Senate.
Buttigieg had been put through the rumour mill for months now with previous reports linking him to a number of hot jobs, including United Nations Ambassador, Secretary of Veterans Affair and Commerce Secretary.
Another rumour, which was reported by Axios just last week, was that Buttigieg was heading to Beijing to be the Ambassador of China.
It seems like all those promotions fell flat. Linda Thomas-Greenfield was elected UN Ambassador and Denis McDonough was chosen to lead the Department of Veteran Affairs. The ambassadorship to China has yet to be filled.
It was reported that Buttigieg was up against multiple Democrats for the role, including “former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo.”
The narrative thus far is that Buttigieg could use some federal government experience should he want to contest the presidential election in the future.
Yesterday, Biden was once again confirmed the president of the US after members of the Electoral College gathered to cast their ballots.
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