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Tue Feb 2, 2021, 02:39 PM

Senate confirms Buttigieg as Biden's transportation secretary

The Washington Post
John Wagner

The Senate voted 86 to 13 on Tuesday to confirm Buttigieg as Biden’s transportation secretary. The 39-year-old became the first openly gay person ever to win confirmation to a Cabinet position.

The nomination sailed through the Senate Commerce Committee last week on a 21-to-3 vote.

Buttigieg, a former mayor of South Bend, Ind., and a former rival to Biden for the Democratic presidential nomination, has pledged to get to work immediately on Biden’s agenda of rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure.

Ahead of the vote by the full Senate on Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said that Buttigieg “is committed to working with members from both sides to improve rail and transit, highways, and more — in rural communities, urban centers, and everywhere in between.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/02/02/joe-biden-live-updates/#link-V4OSJHO6UFDKJF3ROBOVO3NB4U

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Reply Senate confirms Buttigieg as Biden's transportation secretary (Original post)
Wicked Blue Feb 2021 OP
demmiblue Feb 2021 #1
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2021 #2
bluestarone Feb 2021 #3
SMC22307 Feb 2021 #4
3catwoman3 Feb 2021 #5
a kennedy Feb 2021 #6
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2021 #7
My Pet Orangutan Feb 2021 #10
msfiddlestix Feb 2021 #11
3catwoman3 Feb 2021 #12
3catwoman3 Feb 2021 #8
Wounded Bear Feb 2021 #14
3catwoman3 Feb 2021 #15
UTUSN Feb 2021 #9
Wounded Bear Feb 2021 #13
BobTheSubgenius Feb 2021 #16

Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Tue Feb 2, 2021, 02:44 PM

1. k&R

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Tue Feb 2, 2021, 02:52 PM

2. Now, he is Secretary Pete!

I like the sound of that.

I know he will shine in this role.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Tue Feb 2, 2021, 02:54 PM

3. GREAT news!!!

Now when will we get an AG.? (Bet that will be a fight)

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Tue Feb 2, 2021, 02:56 PM

4. Man, I love this. And that he, Chasten, Truman and Buddy...

are now in DC!

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Tue Feb 2, 2021, 03:05 PM

5. Which 13 jerks voted against him?

I can make some pretty good guesses.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 2, 2021, 03:15 PM

6. Would love to see that list as well.......

Love Secretary Pete.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 2, 2021, 03:36 PM

7. Here's the list, my dear 3catwoman3!

Here's the list of Senators who voted against Secretary Buttigieg's nomination for the head of the Transportation Department:

Senators who voted against Buttigieg’s nomination were Republicans Tom Cotton (Ark.), Ted Cruz (Texas), Bill Cassidy (La.), Roger Marshall (Kan.), Rick Scott (Fla.), Tommy Tuberville (Ala.), Richard Shelby (Ala.), Josh Hawley (Mo.), Marsha Blackburn (Tenn.), Marco Rubio (Fla.), Tim Scott (S.C.), Bill Hagerty (Tenn.), and James Lankford (Okla.).

All of them Republicans. 🤬

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 2, 2021, 03:41 PM

10. The Jim Crow Caucus

... all the usual Dixie suspects.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 2, 2021, 04:23 PM

11. Tim Scott voted against him. First time I've tracked his confirmation voting record

I always forget about this guy. Someone mentioned his name on DU yesterday in the context of renouncing the TrumpliCon party association and go Independent. I'll take this one as sign that's not close to being likely.

I guess, all these other clowns don't think Transportation and Infrastructure is important to their states,

Ok, then. Maybe Buttigieg should put their states at the bottom of the list of priorities.


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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 2, 2021, 04:25 PM

12. I just finished posting the same thing.

I would be interested to hear their reasoning.

I think Cassidy is an MD. IIRC, I heard him interviewed about the pandemic, and while he himself supports wearing masks, he absolutely could NOT bring himself to say that it would be setting a good example for Trump to wear one.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Tue Feb 2, 2021, 03:39 PM

8. The usual suspects:

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Cotton (AK)
Cruz (TX)
Blackburn (TN) Hagerty (TN)
Rubio (FL)
Hawley (MO)
Rick Scott (FL)
Tim Scott (SC)
Tuberville (TN) Shelby (TN) - oops Alabama
Cassidy (LA)
Marshall (KS)
Langford (OK)

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 2, 2021, 04:27 PM

14. You've listed 4 Senators from Tennessee...

no wonder we can't get anything done.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #14)

Tue Feb 2, 2021, 04:31 PM

15. Oops!

I was paying more attention to a English Premier League soccer game, and the team we were rooting for had just gotten a second red card, so things weren’t going well.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Tue Feb 2, 2021, 03:40 PM

9. Secretary BUTTIGIEG, get those roads fixed for my last round up tour, hopefully in a few years!

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Tue Feb 2, 2021, 04:26 PM

13. K&R...I think he'll be a good one...

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Tue Feb 2, 2021, 05:34 PM

16. I have every confidence he will kill it.

He is steadfast, and incredibly smart. He will find ways to do things that need to be done.

Further, I'm glad of this opportunity for him. It's a great way for him to get out on the national stage and gain some experience and cred in national politics.

Anyone who could and would learn Norwegian to enable him to read the works of a fairly obscure novelist is someone with too much potential for the country to let go.

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