WASHINGTON — Transportation secretary Pete Buttigieg will go into 14-day coronavirus quarantine after a member of his safety element examined constructive for the virus, in accordance with a brand new report.
The previous Democratic presidential nominee and South Bend, Ind., mayor will not be exhibiting any indicators of the respiratory illness and a check taken on Monday morning got here again damaging, in accordance with a press release from his workplace.
Buttigieg, 39, was confirmed as President Biden’s transportation chief final week in a 86-13 vote by the Senate.
The previous mayor is the primary brazenly homosexual Senate-confirmed cupboard member and the second with a cabinet-level job after performing intelligence director Richard Grenell, who held that workplace final yr.
Buttigieg confronted no vital Republican opposition regardless of solely beforehand managing South Bend’s small transit system which carries about 4,300 individuals per day on 66 buses, in accordance with a 2019 report from the Indiana Division of Transportation.