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Joe Biden Begins Naming Members of his Cabinet. Where’s Pete?

Democratic President-elect Joe Biden will begin naming members of his Cabinet this week. But so far of all the names which have been thrown around one has been conspicuously missing. That of Pete Buttigieg who ran a historic campaign as an openly gay man and dropped out of the race to help support Biden my campaigning fiercely for him across the country and even on FOX News.

So far sources close to Biden say Anthony Blinken a longtime Biden confidant who served as No. 2 at the State Department and as deputy national security adviser in President Barack Obama’s administration, in which Biden served as vice president will be named Secretary of State.

Jack Sullivan who served as Biden’s national security adviser during the Obama administration is rumored to be announced as Biden’s National Security Advisor.

One post that Pete himself expressed interest in is the job of U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. But media outlets reported Sunday, citing Democratic sources close to Biden that Linda Thomas-Greenfield – Thomas-Greenfield a black woman who served as Obama’s top diplomat on Africa from 2013 to 2017 is the front-runner for the position.

According to the latest Reuters article Pete isn’t a top contender for any key cabinet positions.

On Saturday, Politico published a story naming front-runners for each cabinet post, based on “dozens of conversations with Biden aides, his close allies, lobbyists and Hill staff.” The article names Buttigieg as Biden’s most likely nominee for Secretary of Veteran Affairs a position established in 1988 one of the most minor cabinet position. But even this is still not a sure thing.

After all that Pete Buttigieg did for Joe Biden will he be given a minor position in his cabinet or will be left in the dust a victim of the Democratic party?

Only the next few weeks will tell.

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2 thoughts on “Joe Biden Begins Naming Members of his Cabinet. Where’s Pete?”

  1. Relax. I’ve been convinced Pete has been promised something in Biden’s administration since he dropped out so abruptly. The fierce campaigning he did for Biden only made me more certain.

    Actually, with the way he’s handled himself on FOX News, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Press Secretary in his future.

    And in a perfect world, Chasten would boot Cruella DeVos and become Sec. of Education.

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