Pete Buttigieg sworn in as US Secretary of Transportation

Pete Buttigieg was sworn as the 19th US Secretary of Transportation yesterday.

Buttigieg, who is of Maltese descent, took his oath of office in front of US Vice President Kamala Harris.

He was confirmed with a majority of 86 in favour and 13 against by the American Senate.

Vice President Kamala Harris congratulated Pete Buttigieg and said that he would be strengthening America’s infrastructure.