Pete Buttigieg is in all kinds of trouble.
His mishandling of the East Palestine, Ohio train derailment response has earned him plenty of censure all around.
Then Ted Cruz fired a question at him that had the Transportation Secretary smoking mad.
Usually, most Americans don’t know or care who holds the position of Department of Transportation Secretary at any given time.
But Pete Buttigieg has changed that—in all the worst ways possible.
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is getting attention for stirring up all kinds of drama over his short period in the office.
The East Palestine, Ohio derailment and subsequent toxic fire showed exactly how little interest Buttigieg has in doing his job.
The Biden administration official showed where his priorities lie when he took ten days to even comment on the massive disaster publicly.
During that time, he made the effort to attend a conference where he griped about too many white men working on road construction projects.
When Buttigieg did bother to address the derailment, it was in an effort to blame Donald Trump for the mess.
The Transportation Secretary claimed that the former President caused the disaster by changing a breaking rule when he was in office.
But that fell flat since even the National Transportation Safety Board head pointed out that he was dead wrong.
Even if the Trump administration would have left the old rule in place, it would have had no bearing on the model of train involved in the East Palestine derailment.
It turns out Mayor Pete, who once ran South Bend, Indiana is either unable or unwilling to do a competent job as the US Transportation Secretary.
Before getting his current plum position in the Biden administration, he took a shot at getting into the White House himself in 2020.
No doubt, Buttigieg was hoping his new high-profile job would help set him up for his next presidential campaign.
Instead of focusing on critical situations, Buttigieg is using the office to push woke initiatives like radical green energy schemes and trying to kick white men off government highway building jobs.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) brought up the situation during this year’s Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) conference.
“Pete Buttigieg, what the hell does this guy gotta do to get fired?” Cruz questioned. “At this point, it’s a bar game . . . like, what else could he do?”
Somehow, Buttigieg has managed to turn his time in office as Transportation Secretary into a figurative trainwreck.
Under his watch, air travel was at a standstill across the nation for the first time since 9/11 after a critical Federal Aviation Administration computer system failed last year.
During the biggest supply chain crisis in American history he went on paternity leave for two months.
Cruz noted that Buttigieg and President Joe Biden’s sluggish response to the East Palestine derailment speaks to exactly how they feel about those living in conservative areas.
“The Democrats don’t give a damn about East Palestine, because it’s a blue-collar, red place, and they’re like, ‘To hell with you,’” Cruz pointed out. “If you were a bunch of transgender tech workers, you’d have the entire Biden cabinet down there for a listening session and sit-in to feel their pain.”
On top of everything else, Buttigieg is now under scrutiny as the Department of Transportation’s Inspector General digs into his heavy use of taxpayer funded private planes.
Since becoming Transportation Secretary, Buttigieg has indulged in at least 18 taxpayer-funded private flights, according to information dug up by Fox New Digital.
Instead of using his appointment to the Biden administration cabinet to accelerate his career, Pete Buttigieg’s actions are drawing attention to his leadership failures.
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