Dem Rep Calls Transportation Sec ‘Future President of the United States’

Rep. Don Beyer, D-Va., praised Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg as “a future president of the United States” during an event in Alexandria, Virginia, on Tuesday.

“I’m thrilled to be here with my governor, my vice mayor, my secretary of Virginia transportation and Secretary Pete, a future president of the United States,” Beyer said to applause.

Beyer was the first member of Congress to endorse Buttigieg’s unsuccessful 2020 presidential run in April 2019. Buttigieg dropped out of the race less than a year later after failing to hit his campaign’s Super Tuesday fundraising goal of $13 million.

“Secretary Buttigieg is about to preside over the largest infrastructure plan in American history, and who better than a Rhodes scholar? Just kidding,” Beyer said Tuesday, appearing to make a “roads” pun.

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