Pete Buttigieg is avoiding important parts of carrying out his job.
And the American people are suffering for it.
Pete Buttigieg just got absolutely trashed by an ally he thought he could trust.
A recent CNN interview exposed the fact that Biden’s Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg went into the job expecting it mainly to be a figurehead post for cutting ribbons and photo opportunities.
“Buttigieg says what he’d rather be doing is trips like Monday’s: Opening the first new airport terminal in Kansas City since Vice President Spiro Agnew was there for a ribbon cutting … celebrating the groundbreaking on a record-busting $4 billion electric vehicle battery plant in DeSoto, Kansas, and talking transportation programs with students at the University of Missouri,” the outlet reported.
“Those events are the things Buttigieg thought he was signing up for with the Cabinet job,” CNN added.
Unfortunately for Buttigieg, he was given a real job, and there have been numerous disasters on his watch: America’s shipping overwhelmed, rail strikes, aviation problems, and finally the toxic train spill in East Palestine, Ohio.
Buttigieg attempted to avoid the criticism that has been leveled at him by claiming that his critics are out of touch with working-class Americans.
“It’s really rich to see some of these folks – the former president, these Fox hosts – who are literally lifelong card-carrying members of the East Coast elite, whose top economic policy priority has always been tax cuts for the wealthy, and who wouldn’t know their way around a T.J. Maxx if their life depended on it, to be presenting themselves as if they genuinely care about the forgotten middle of the country,” Buttigieg bemoaned to CNN.
“You think Tucker Carlson knows the difference between a T.J. Maxx and a Kohl’s?” Buttigieg added.
Buttigieg complained to twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in an interview where they both bemoaned the criticism they received.
“When you read about your biography, your accomplishments, you’re often described as a trailblazer,” Clinton said to Buttigieg at the event hosted by the Clinton Global Initiative University. “You are the first openly gay Cabinet member. You’re the youngest person to ever hold the office of the Secretary of Transportation. You’re one of the youngest people to make a serious bid for the presidency. So there’s no doubt that along the way being the first often requires knocking down some barriers, some misconceptions.”
Buttigieg replied, “Yeah, I mean, again, I’m humbled to have a word like ‘trailblazer’ used when I’m sitting next to you and knowing all the cracks you put in that glass ceiling.”
Buttigieg went on to note the “frustration” of “coming to an agency and having work to do every day and finding that you’re dealing sometimes with a noise machine that seems to have little to do with your day-to-day work and a lot to do with perceptions about your real or perceived role in presidential politics.”
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