ADVERTISEMENTButtigieg this year became the first openly gay major Democratic presidential candidate.
If Biden selects him for the role, and if he is confirmed, Buttigieg would make history again as the first LBGTQ+ Cabinet secretary.
Reports about Buttigieg come as groups have been pressing Biden for more diversity in his Cabinet picks, and the Asian American community calls on Biden to nominate California’s Transportation Secretary David Kim to fill the role.
The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus noted that if Biden fails to select an Asian American and Pacific Islander for a Cabinet position, it would be the first time since Clinton held the Oval Office.
That move, they say, would be “unacceptable.”