The full Senate voted 86-13 to confirm Pete Buttigieg’s historic nomination as Transportation Secretary. Buttigieg is the first Senate-confirmed openly gay cabinet secretary.
Thirteen Republican senators — Ted Cruz, Tom Cotton, Roger Marshall, Rick Scott, Tommy Tuberville, Richard Shelby, Josh Hawley, Marsha Blackburn, Marco Rubio, Tim Scott, James Lankford, Bill Hagerty, and Bill Cassidy — voted against Buttigieg’s nomination.
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