Pete Buttigieg Nomination Advances To Full Senate Vote

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Pete Buttigieg during his Senate confirmation hearing

The Senate Commerce Committee today approved the nomination of Pete Buttigieg for Transportation Secretary by a vote of 21-3.

The three no votes were Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), and Rick Scott (R-FL).

The nomination now goes to a vote by the full Senate.

As I wrote last week, his 2.5 hour confirmation hearing went VERY well. It’s a pretty sure bet Pete will be on Transportation duty very soon.

If confirmed, Buttigieg will be the first openly gay man confirmed by the Senate to a Cabinet post. He’ll also be the youngest person to lead the Transportation Department.