Biden invited former rival to government

US President-elect Joe Biden invited Democrat Pete Buttidzic to take the post of Minister of Transport in the government reports CNN .

Buttidzic is 38 years old. This is a former US naval intelligence officer, ex-mayor of South Bend (Indiana), he is openly gay. He was also wanted to be nominated for the post of Secretary of Commerce and US Ambassador to one of the countries, CNN claims.

The Democrat was Biden’s rival in the 2020 presidential election, but left race in March. As mayor, Buttidzic distinguished himself with his infrastructure projects and criticized the administration of the former President of the United States Donald Trump a > for the underdevelopment of this industry.

Now the Senate must approve the Democrat’s candidacy. In addition to Buttigieg, Chicago Mayor Ram Emanuel, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo and Los Angeles Mayor are running for the post. Eric Garcetti .

Biden received the electoral college votes necessary to win the presidential race. He received 55 electoral votes in the state of California, thus gaining 302 votes. To win the presidential race, it was necessary to obtain 270 electoral votes. The democrat called the decision of the electoral college a clear victory he won over the then head of state Donald Trump.