Remember when Pete Buttigieg dropped his presidential campaign and immediately endorsed Joe Biden?
Well now he is getting his reward.
Biden is apparently picking the former mayor to be his transportation secretary. Like many Americans, you may be wondering what qualifies Pete for this job.
From Yahoo News:
Biden reportedly picks Pete Buttigieg for transportation secretary
President-elect Joe Biden has reportedly lined up a Cabinet spot for Pete Buttigieg.
Biden has picked Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, to serve as the next U.S. transportation secretary, Reuters reported on Tuesday. The news was confirmed by a variety of outlets, including Politico and CNN.
Buttigieg ran against Biden during the 2020 Democratic presidential primaries, but he ended his campaign and helped provide the former vice president a boost by endorsing him shortly before Super Tuesday.
Here’s a reminder about Pete’s record as mayor.
FOX News reports:
Pete Buttigieg, Transportation Secretary nominee, had a pothole problem as mayor
President-elect Joe Biden tapped Pete Buttigieg to serve as transportation secretary, but as leader of South Bend, Ind. the former mayor had a pothole problem.
The 38-year-old served as mayor from 2012 to 2020, as he forayed into national politics in the Democratic primary.
But in 2019, the South Bend Tribune reported that many residents felt the city had the ”worst pothole situation in the state.”
The Tribune reported one year earlier that potholes at the time were the worst area repair shops had seen in “over 10 years.” Lines of vehicles reportedly awaited repair for pothole damages every day.
“It’s the worst I’ve ever seen,” said Rich Ferrara Jr., service manager at Rick’s Auten Road 66 in South Bend. Another local auto repair shop owner said that damage typically came out to between $500 and $1,000.
The media is so excited about this that they’re already forgetting about Richard Grenell.
— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) December 16, 2020
Again, how is Pete qualified for this job?