Pete Buttigieg faces fresh leadership test with Baltimore bridge collapse

The collapse of Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge has presented Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg with an opportunity to rehabilitate his image after being the target of Republican criticism for years over his performance.

“Today this is happening in Baltimore. Tomorrow it could be your district,” he said during a White House briefing Wednesday, making an appeal for bipartisanship in Congress. “We really need to stand together — red, blue, and purple — to get these things done.”

Six construction workers are believed to have died in the accident. Local authorities closed the bridge before it was struck Tuesday morning shortly after receiving a distress signal from the ship’s pilot. Buttigieg is now hoping to lead the way toward a successful rebuilding process amid a wobbly tenure atop the Department of Transportation.
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