US President-elect Joe Biden wants to appoint Pete Buttigieg, his opponent in the Democratic primaries last spring, as transport minister, sources report to Reuters news agency.
The news has been confirmed by the office of Bidens transition team.
Buttigieg, 38, a former mayor in the state of Indiana, has never held a position with the federal government in Washington. After throwing in the towel in March, he has given Biden a lot of support.
He also helped aspiring Vice President Kamala Harris prepare for her debate with Trump’s Vice President Mike Pence, the former governor of Buttigieg’s state of Indiana.
It was previously reported that Biden would consider appointing Buttigieg, the Democrats’ first openly gay presidential candidate, as ambassador to China.
Biden wants the member of the House of Representatives Deb Haaland for the post of Minister of the Interior, three sources say. Calls for Biden to appoint the New Mexico State Secretary as Secretary of the Interior have been rife in recent weeks, The Washington Post reported.