Nancy Pelosi Says Biden’s Nomination of Pete Buttigieg as Transportation Secretary is ‘Historic’

By CNSNews.com Staff | December 16, 2020 | 1:25pm EST
Pete and Chasten Buttigieg in South Bend, Ind., March 1, 2020. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Pete and Chasten Buttigieg in South Bend, Ind., March 1, 2020. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

(CNSNews.com) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) said on Tuesday that President-elect Joe Biden’s selection of former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg to be secretary of Transportation was an “historic appointment.”

Buttigieg, a homosexual, is married to Chasten Buttigieg.

“President-elect Biden, in nominating Mayor Pete Buttigieg as Transportation Secretary, has selected a leader with the vision and innovative spirit to Build Back Better,” said Pelosi.

Pelosi indicated that congressional Democrats are looking forward to working with Buttigieg in a way that, among other things, “combats the climate crisis with a focus on environmental justice.”

“Congratulations to Mayor Buttigieg and to President-elect Biden for breaking ground with this historic appointment,” said Pelosi. “House Democrats look forward to working with Secretary-designate Buttigieg in this mission.”

Here is the full text of Pelosi’s statement on Biden’s naming Buttigieg to be Transportation secretary:

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after President-elect Biden nominated Mayor Pete Buttigieg to serve as Secretary of the Department of Transportation:

“President-elect Biden, in nominating Mayor Pete Buttigieg as Transportation Secretary, has selected a leader with the vision and innovative spirit to Build Back Better.

“As a Mayor, Buttigieg profoundly understands the transportation and infrastructure challenges that our communities face, and as Secretary, will be an effective force for building the modern, resilient and sustainable infrastructure that the greatest country in the world deserves.  Democrats are committed to our mantra of ‘build, build, build,’ and with Secretary-designate Buttigieg’s leadership, we will do so in a way that creates millions of good-paying American jobs, lays the foundation for robust economic growth, protects public health and combats the climate crisis with a focus on environmental justice.

“Congratulations to Mayor Buttigieg and to President-elect Biden for breaking ground with this historic appointment.  House Democrats look forward to working with Secretary-designate Buttigieg in this mission.”

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