Biden’s Westwing “Everyone” Stops Butigeg Chatting as a Candidate for President’s Successor: Report


Pete Butigeg

Secretary of Transportation Pete Butigeg.Associated Press Photo / Evan Vucci

  • According to Politico, Butigeg is openly debated about Biden’s potential successor in the West Wing.

  • According to the report, some of the color staff feel that Vice President Harris has little talk.

  • Butigeg at NBC’s “Meet the Press” this week highlighted a strong work relationship with Harris.

When Pete Butigeg arrived in Washington, DC earlier this year, the former South Bend, Indiana mayor was already famous for the 2020 presidential election, which soared in Iowa and New Hampshire before the final departure from the Democratic Party. I did. Primary elections in the hands of the current president-President Joe Biden.

Already a 39-year-old veteran looking for the best office on the land, the US Secretary of Transportation is considered a potential successor to Biden in 2028. Planned reelection bid..

Butigeg confirmed by the Cabinet in February recently Told Politico He liked his job and hadn’t thought much about elections since he settled in the capital.

“The other thing I really enjoy about this job is that it’s very demanding and obviously needs a lot, but this has to think about campaigns and elections in about a decade. It’s the smallest thing, and it’s a very good thing. “

But Butigeg has focused on his role, which is aisle Of the $ 1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, some of the Biden White House have already named him as a future Democratic presidential candidate.

“No one in the West Wing will stop it,” an individual who knew the situation told Politico. “Very open.”

Butigeg’s story considers conversations with Vice President Kamala Harris (first female, first black, and first Indian-American inaugurated) to be insignificant and believes that White House officials should work. To minimize such chatter, which is allegedly “irritated” by several staff members of different colors.

According to Politico, some of Butigeg’s former 2020 employees are wondering if the potential challenge to Harris is wise given the importance of black voting in the Democratic primary. Struggle Last year, I courted a very important group.

Butigeg’s Political Action Committee, Win the timesIt has been quiet since he joined the government earlier this year, but it is still active, with former campaign aides Maxwell Nunez and Michael Halle helping to maintain it.

But at NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, Butigeg Brush off A story about a rivalry with Harris.When the secretary is asked coverage Harris rejected the idea because Harris’s political position had some influence on their relationship.

“No, she and I are part of a disciplined team and aren’t focused on being obsessed with commentators. We’re too busy with work to do. She’s the leader of this administration. As a leader, and I, the president, and everyone else in the cabinet and the administration as a whole, the laser is focused on getting the job done, “he said.

“We were literally appointed by the President to undertake generationally important projects and laws. There is no room for parlor games. I am proud to be part of the Biden Harris team. “He says. Added.

While in Arizona, Butigeg promoted the newly signed infrastructure bill, Supply chain issues It has been caused by the coronavirus pandemic and high consumer demand.

“What I’m most excited about is the many breakthroughs and ultimately the many ribbon cuttings,” he said of a future project to be approved next year. Told.

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