In a social media post on Saturday, Transportation Secretary diversity hire Pete Buttigieg tried to lecture Americans regarding political agendas as he faces backlash for his mishandling of recent train derailments.
“If your political agenda repeatedly puts you in various scenarios that involve overthrowing electoral outcomes, there might be a problem with your political agenda,” he wrote.
One Twitter user blasted Buttigieg’s comments, writing, “If a former president can make it to a disaster zone caused by a derailment in Ohio before anyone in your administration, there might be a problem with your transportation secretary.”
In March, a Rasmussen Reports survey found a majority of likely voters want Buttigieg to resign due to his handling of the toxic train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, Breitbart News reported. He was slow to respond to the incident and chose to visit the area after former President Trump made the effort. During his time there, Trump delivered truckloads of water and also bought lunch for first responders and other community members.
Before Trump’s visit, Buttigieg said he would go when the “time is right.” It took him approximately three weeks to make the trip. According to the survey, “Most, 51 percent, said he should resign, followed by 36 percent who said he should not and 13 percent who remain unsure,” the Breitbart article said.