Former Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has joined onetime foe Joe Biden’s White House transition team, which might oversee the switch of energy if the get together wins in November.
Buttigieg is becoming a member of the team’s advisory board, Biden’s marketing campaign introduced Saturday.
The ex-mayor of South Bend, Ind. — who was amongst those that battled Biden for the Democratic nomination earlier than bowing out amid flailing ballot figures in March — might be working with a number of former Obama administration officers. They embrace Susan Rice, who served as nationwide safety adviser to then-President Obama — and was thought-about by Biden as a possible working mate earlier than the presidential candidate selected US Sen. Kamala Harris of California.
“We’re making ready for this transition amid the backdrop of a worldwide well being disaster and struggling economic system,” transition-team chief Ted Kaufman stated in a press release.
“This can be a transition like no different, and the team being assembled will assist Joe Biden meet the pressing challenges dealing with our nation on Day One.”
Biden is dealing with Republican President Trump in November.