September 06, 2020

Pete Buttigieg reportedly joins Joe Biden presidential transition team

Former presidential candidate and mayor of South Bend Pete Buttigieg joined Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s presidential transition team, according to reports by CNN, Bloomberg, and other media outlets.

IndyStar could not immediately reach Buttigieg for comment Sunday night.   

An Afghanistan war veteran, Buttigieg would serve in a 15-person advisory board alongside former national security adviser Susan Rice; Vivek Murthy, the US surgeon general under former President Barack Obama, and Sally Yates, former deputy attorney general, among others.

On Thursday Biden signed a memorandum of understanding with President Donald Trump’s General Services Administration to begin planning for a potential handover of power should Biden win the November election.

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