At this point, we really have to wonder why Pete Buttigieg still has a job. He has been MIA several times as the country faced serious crises. He was gone when the supply chain crumbled. He was on vacation as rail workers threatened to strike.
He failed to keep the airports functioning over the holidays. And let’s not forget how he slept on a devastating train derailment, which put American lives in jeopardy.
But it seems Pete still finds ways to show America that he’s not cut for leading the Department of Transportation. Because guess what happened recently? From Fox News:
A 70-car train hauling hazardous materials derailed in North Dakota late Sunday, officials said.
The Canadian Pacific train derailed around 11:15 p.m. about a mile southeast of Wyndmere in Richland County, Canadian Pacific said in a statement. No injuries were reported.
Officials said 31 of the 70 cars derailed, some carrying hazardous materials, and crews identified a leak of liquid asphalt. No fires were caused by the derailment.
This is really unacceptable. The nation is still recovering from the derailment in East Palestine. How can there be another derailment? Has the DOT learned nothing? Can’t Buttigieg come up with a few improvements, to keep preventing this nonsense?
It seems Pete tried to distract from his failures by discussing one of Biden’s administration picks. That hardly went over well.
From Fox News:
President Joe Biden’s choice to run the Federal Aviation Administration has withdrawn his nomination, a setback for the administration that comes after Denver International Airport CEO Phillip Washington appeared to lack enough support in the closely divided Senate.
The FAA needs a confirmed Administrator, and Phil Washington’s transportation & military experience made him an excellent nominee. The partisan attacks and procedural obstruction he has faced are undeserved, but I respect his decision to withdraw and am grateful for his service.
— Secretary Pete Buttigieg (@SecretaryPete) March 26, 2023
Uh, really? Buttigieg called Biden’s latest failed endorsement “an excellent nominee.” Then why did he withdraw? Biden nominated a man with limited aviation experience to lead the Federal Aviation Administration. Perhaps it had something to do with his race.
Buttigieg really can pick ’em, huh? The man applauded a man with little experience. But he was the CEO of Denver’s airport. Oh, I guess he has experience… letting flights get canceled unexpectedly?
Maybe Buttigieg needs to be the next person to “withdraw” from the White House.
- Pete Buttigieg experienced more setbacks; he was MIA when another train derailed.
- He endorsed a failed Biden pick, who withdrew his nomination after criticisms.
- Buttigieg has a long record of failing to do the most basic parts of his job.