A catastrophic federal government problem impacted millions of people.
And there’s one Democrat who’s completely responsible for this disaster.
A top Democrat suffered another devastating failure that could be the last straw.
President Joe Biden made a bad choice when he tapped Pete Buttigieg to serve as his secretary of Transportation over multiple officials who had experience with transportation policy.
The former mayor of South Bend, Indiana failed drastically in dealing with potholes while he was mayor of that state’s fourth-largest city and in 2019, the South Bend Tribune reported that many residents felt the city had the “worst pothole situation in the state.”
Now Buttigieg is creating larger problems. On Wednesday morning thousands of flights across the US were grounded due to a nationwide Federal Aviation Administration system failure.
“I have been in touch with FAA this morning about an outage affecting a key system for providing safety information to pilots,” Buttigieg wrote on social media Wednesday morning. “FAA is working to resolve this issue swiftly and safely so that air traffic can resume normal operations, and will continue to provide updates.”
“FAA has determined that the safety system affected by the overnight outage is fully restored, and the nationwide ground stop will be lifted effective immediately,” he wrote later. “I have directed an after-action process to determine root causes and recommend next steps.”
Buttigieg has faced controversy in the past for the way he has dealt with emergencies, his lack of attention to the job, and his use of taxpayer funds.
Shortly after Buttigieg got the job, maritime problems emerged with container ships waiting for weeks off the left coast; while the situation is somewhat better, still two years later there are supply chain issues due to ports backing up.
Instead of actually dealing with instruction Buttigieg focused on rooting out racist roads and bridges.
Then he took two months paternity leave.
When rising gas prices were hurting average Americans all Buttigieg did was tell cash-strapped Americans to buy electric cars.
Later during a tense situation with the federal government sorting out a deal with a dozen railroad labor unions threatening to strike Buttigieg was nowhere to be found since he was vacationing in Portugal, and Labor Secretary Marty Walsh stepped in to avert a rail strike in September.
Buttigieg has also come under fire for using a taxpayer-funded plane to fly between New York City and Washington, D.C. and also chartering a military jet to take him and his husband, Chasten, to the Invictus Games.
Nina Turner, the former co-chair of Sanders’ 2020 campaign, called Buttigieg “a prime example of failing up.”
“What’s happening with the railroads, airlines and the supply chain,” Turner continued, “is a result of a small city mayor being made the Secretary of Transportation as a means to pad his resume for President.”
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