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Sources Claim Pete Buttigieg Is Under Consideration for Ambassador to China Post

Axios is reporting that sources close to them are saying that President-elect Joe Biden is considering a ambassadorship to China for Pete Buttigieg instead of a much deserved cabinet position.

Axios also reports that initial conversations over leading the Department of Veterans Affairs didn’t firm up, while Buttigieg’s name is still mentioned among those under consideration for other domestic posts, including Transportation or Commerce. But its being said that finding a Cabinet post for Buttigieg has been a challenge for Biden because he has been focused on nominating women and people of color to high-level posts which is creating a concern among many that Buttigieg could be left out of the Biden administration’s starting lineup altogether.

Buttigieg was the first openly gay Democratic Presidential candidate winning the most delegates in the Iowa caucuses earlier this year before dropping out to consolidate moderates’ support around Biden who he campaigned for tirelessly up until the November election.

IF Buttigieg does go to China, he would be following in the footsteps of former president George HW Bush, who was appointed to the liaison office in Beijing by the Ford administration in 1974, before the two countries had established formal diplomatic ties


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  1. I still think he’d make a terrific Press Secretary. But Ambassador to the only other superpower in the world and our top rival is NOT less than a Cabinet position. Actually it’s quite a step up for someone who’s previous job is mayor of a mid size city.

    Also quite possible this is being done by the Democratic party and/or Biden himself to give Pete some foreign policy experience on his resume for bigger things way down the road.

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