Pete Buttigieg gives opening statement at confirmation hearing

Openly gay politician, and former mayor and presidential hopeful, Pete Buttigieg began his confirmation hearing in Washington, DC this morning. If successful, he will be the highest ranking LGBTQ official in the entire U.S. government. This is a historic day, both the country and our community, and we wish him all the luck and goodwill in the world! Here is Pete’s opening statement: