Politico: Pete Buttigieg on Paid Leave Since August After Birth of Children

Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg’s office reportedly told Politico’s ”West Wing Playbook” that he’s been on paid leave since the middle of August following the birth of his two children.

Politico wrote in its newsletter that ”Pete Buttigieg has been MIA,” even as Democrats continue to debate the bipartisan $1.2 trillion infrastructure plan, with House and Senate moderates resisting the more progressive policies in the legislation.

The news outlet said the former candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination ”was absent on Capitol Hill during the negotiations over the bill he had been previously helping sell to different members of Congress.”

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