Is Mayor Pete about to become Ambassador Pete?
Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, was one of President-elect Joe Biden’s surrogates leading up to the election, appearing on Fox News multiple times to drag President Trump. Several Democrats close to Biden told Axios on Sunday that it’s almost certain that he will be part of his Cabinet, but it’s not clear yet what position he’ll fill.
Buttigieg speaks several languages, and Axios reports that he’s told friends he is interested in becoming the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. There are several other people being considered for the role, Axios says, including former diplomats Wendy Sherman and Linda Thomas-Greenfield.
Buttigieg served in the military, so secretary of Veterans Affairs is one possibility, people with knowledge of the matter said, and he could also head the Department of Housing and Urban Development or Office of Management and Budget.
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