Pete Buttigieg

Pete Buttigieg: Wearing Masks on Planes a ‘Matter of Respect’

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg defended mask mandates on public transportation and planes as a “matter of respect,” during a Sunday appearance on ABC’s This Week. The Biden Cabinet member’s comments came in the wake of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggesting that fully vaccinated individuals do not need to wear a mask in some public areas.

Pete Buttigieg, U.S. secretary of transportation nominee for U.S. President Joe Biden, puts on a protective mask during a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee confirmation hearing on January 21, 2021 in Washington, D.C. Buttigieg, is pledging to carry out the administration’s ambitious agenda to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure, calling …