Senate hearings for Biden’s other cabinet nominees so far, including Pete Buttigieg and Janet Yellen, have largely sounded like what they are: job interviews. Deb Haaland’s hearing resembled a cross-examination at times.
Senate Confirms Alejandro Mayorkas as Homeland Security Chief, Pete Buttigieg as Transportation Secretary
NEW: Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg participates in ceremonial swearing-in with Vice Pres. Kamala Harris, as he makes history as the first openly gay Cabinet member in U.S. history to be confirmed by the Senate.
WATCH: Pete Buttigieg is sworn in as transportation secretary by Vice President Harris, with his husband Chasten standing next to him. Buttigieg is the first openly gay Cabinet secretary ever confirmed by the Senate
Pete Buttigieg’s historic confirmation hearing to lead President Biden’s Department of Transportation begins today. He is on track to become the first-ever openly LGBTQ person to be confirmed by the Senate to a Cabinet-level position.
Pete Buttigieg's answer on structural reform is far and away the most important answer of the night. If you want to get *any* of this stuff done, you have to start with structural reform so that popular majorities can make policy. Otherwise it's all going to die in the Senate.