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Chasten Buttigieg jokes about his husband biking home from work

Chasten Buttigieg, the husband of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, jokingly commented on his husband using Capital Bikeshare on his way home from work Thursday evening. 

Politico’s Michael Stratford shared a video on Twitter showing the new Biden Cabinet official riding a bike through Navy Yard early in the evening. 

The reporter minutes later followed it up with a closer image of the newly sworn-in Cabinet member in professional clothing and wearing a face mask, with a bag strapped around him as he rode the shared bike. 

Chasten Buttigieg later on Thursday responded to the image, tweeting, “sure looks like there’s room for groceries in that basket.” 

Pete Buttigieg, who was officially sworn in by President Biden earlier this month, is the country’s first openly LGBTQ Cabinet secretary. 

The Senate confirmed the former South Bend, Ind., mayor and former presidential candidate in an 86-13 vote. 

Chasten Buttigieg, a teacher and writer, gained fame during his husband’s presidential bid, using his platform to advocate for protections for members of the LGBTQ community. 

The transportation secretary’s husband published a memoir last year titled, “I Have Something to Tell You,” in which he described his Michigan upbringing, stories from the presidential campaign trail and the challenges he and his husband faced as Pete Buttigieg became the first openly gay presidential candidate to gain major backing from voters.

“I wanted to write my real story. And some of that was being really honest about what I thought, what I went through and what I experienced and navigated and some of it was heartbreaking,” he told USA Today ahead of the memoir’s release.

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