President-elect Joe Biden stated on Tuesday that Pete Buttigieg will be the new transportation secretary, thereby elevating Pete from being the mayor of Indiana and presidential candidate to the topmost post in the federal government. If Pete’s nomination goes through the chamber, he will make history as the first LGBTQ Senate-confirmed Cabinet Secretary.
Pete Buttigieg’s Qualification For The Position
While nominating him, Biden said that Pete Buttigieg being a problem-solver and a patriot will be able to handle the opportunities and interlocking challenges faced by the Transportation Secretary. Biden praised the Transportation Department as a place of ambitious plans required for building back better and he is confident that Pete will lead the work with decency, bold vision, and focus.
Many people believe that being a key member of the cabinet, this post will add the experience one needs to run for the president. The transportation secretary role will be playing one of the central roles in the Bidens infrastructure package.
When he was the presidential candidate he proposed an infrastructure plan of $1 trillion which has the up-gradation of America’s crumbling infrastructure as one of its main priorities. It also proposed to expand internet access to local and state governments through payments. When he was a mayor, Pete Buttigieg argued that the local governments need people who can understand their issues and needs in Washington.
As a mayor, Pete Buttigieg proposed many infrastructure projects that include one program about making smart city sewers to dissolve many one-way streets and for preventing flooding. However, Buttigieg complained that Trump’s team didn’t keep its promise of passing critical projects and infrastructure legislation across the country.
Buttigieg also spoke of being gay and how for several LGBTQ Americans he is a symbol for progress. Buttigieg in 2019 commented that his marriage with Chasten has helped him be a better person and he also throttled Mike Pence, Vice President for opposing gay marriages.