Small town mayor-turned-Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Sunday said higher prices and supply chain woes will continue into next year.
Buttigieg has been on extended paid paternity leave since August, his office revealed Thursday night to Politico, finally answering the question of “Where is Mayor Pete?” that has been being asked as the nation is in a supply chain crisis.
A Buttigieg spokesman told Politico that while he is doing some work, Buttigieg intends to “continue to take some time over the coming weeks to support his husband and take care of his new children.”
Buttigieg took some time away from his paternity leave Sunday to answer a few questions about the supply chain crunch on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
Buttigieg told host Jake Tapper that higher prices and supply chain troubles are here to stay for the foreseeable future.
“A lot of the challenges we’ve been experiencing this year will continue into next year,” Buttigieg said.
Transportation Sec. Pete Buttigieg says America need both pieces of spending legislation Democrats are currently debating in Congress.
"America needs both of those…not only to make sure we have the right infrastructure but to make sure life gets better in this country." pic.twitter.com/kvzi8D5zWU
— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) October 17, 2021