[Ed. – This has a lot of people squinting quizzically, Buttigieg having little relevant experience. (Apparently he did strongly push a light-rail project in South Bend. That is so not what the USDOT spends its time on.) In a Biden administration, we can expect China to make significant inroads in effectively taking over the U.S. transportation infrastructure, and a less experienced lightweight like Buttigieg is probably perfect for that role.]
President-elect Joe Biden plans to nominate former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg to be his secretary of transportation, the transition team announced on Tuesday.
Buttigieg, one of Biden’s former rivals in the contest for the Democratic presidential nomination, is the first openly LGBTQ person to be nominated for a permanent Cabinet position. …
Annise Parker, president and CEO of the LGBTQ Victory Institute, called the nomination a “milestone” and said in a statement that “its impact will reverberate well-beyond the department he will lead. …”