It has been weeks since the catastrophic train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, occurred.
Yet, Joe Biden’s Transportation Secretary is absent from the job.
And now, Pete Buttigieg is being slammed for completely ignoring the train crash.
Several weeks after the train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, that resulted in thousands of toxic chemicals being released into the community, Joe Biden’s Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has done nothing to address the crisis.
And now, after doing his best to pretend the derailment never happened, Buttigieg is getting slammed for his lackluster response to one of the worst environmental disasters on American soil in decades.
To make matters even worse, while ignoring the crash, Buttigieg was lecturing the public about how too many construction jobs are held by white men.
Fox News reports, “During his first trip to East Palestine, Ohio, to survey the site of the catastrophic train derailment, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg ignored reporters’ questions while his press secretary unsuccessfully attempted to handle the media.
The press secretary, Kerry Arndt, proceeded to get flustered upon realizing that the journalists were going to record her answers on video, demanding several times that they turn off the cameras or she would not answer any of their queries.”
After weeks asleep on the job, Buttigieg finally decided to pay Ohio a visit, but only after being repeatedly slammed by even the liberal media for failing to address the crisis.
Even Ohio’s original request for federal aid was ignored.
It was only after Donald Trump showed up on the scene and helped make the disaster a public nightmare for Buttigieg that he finally showed up.
And yet he would not answer any questions about his refusal to respond to the crisis.
“The press secretary, Kerry Arndt, proceeded to get flustered upon realizing that the journalists were going to record her answers on video, demanding several times that they turn off the cameras or she would not answer any of their queries,” adds Fox News.
This came after a reporter asked, “Why did it take you an entire two-and-a-half weeks to actually get here to respond to East Palestine? Will you apologize to the residents of this city for the slow response?”
At that point, Buttigieg’s staff inserted themselves and shut down any attempt to get him to answer any questions.
The entire ordeal reflects just how much disdain Joe Biden and the elite political class have for the working people of rural America.
At first, they pretended as if nothing happened until they politically could no longer afford to do so.
Now, they finally show up and do nothing but a photo-op.
East Palestine is located in a county that voted over 70% for Donald Trump in 2020.
It’s probably safe to predict yet another landslide rejection of Joe Biden in 2024.