Friday on Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson Tonight, the host slammed Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, calling for the diversity hire’s resignation.
Partial transcript of Carlson’s devastating takedown below:
Let’s say just for the sake of a mind experiment that you’re the Secretary of Transportation for the United States of America. That’s a big job. But what would you do all day? Well, that’s a pretty easy one because every Secretary of Transportation has the same two concerns, the overriding concerns, and despite what they may tell you, neither one of these concerns has anything to do with systemic racism.
So your first concern would be the price of diesel fuel. Diesel fuel is what makes transportation possible in this country. Virtually everything you buy in America arrived by diesel engine, our entire trucking fleet runs on diesel, so does every single freight locomotive in the United States.
So if diesel prices get too high, transportation — and you’re the Secretary of Transportation — stops. The price of nearly everything becomes unaffordable. So inflation is directly connected to transportation and transportation requires diesel.
It turns out the diesel fuel prices are the key to a lot of the American economy, and you would know that.
Your second concern if you were Transportation Secretary would be domestic air travel. This is a huge country, it’s far too big a country not to have reliable commercial flights from one place to another. Businesses depend on the airlines and so do families.
For generations, they’ve been able to depend on the airlines. America has had the most efficient air service in the world. Planes land on time, they don’t crash. So maintaining that system of air travel is probably the top concern of the United States Transportation Department.
So that is what you would be worried about if you were the Secretary: Diesel and airlines. And yet remarkably, in less than a year and a half, under Joe Biden, both of these things, fuel costs and air travel have gone dramatically in the wrong direction.
So what is the Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg doing about this? Working feverishly to fix it? No. Working feverishly on the equity agenda, their only concern.
So vax mandates put the airlines into turmoil without saving a single life, now, the administration is demanding that airlines hire fewer White pilots and fewer White air traffic controllers because that was the real problem because skin color somehow is related to aeronautical skill. And airlines are doing it.
United has announced that 50 percent of its company’s pilots will be quote “women or people of color” over the next decade. Why should you care what the color of your pilot is? What does that have to do with anything? No one explains.
So what does Pete Buttigieg who is the Transportation Secretary doing about this? Well, in November, he told Americans in rural areas, the poorest parts of this country to go ahead and buy electric vehicles. “Get a Prius,” even when they cost more than 50 grand. And that same month, of course, he reminded us that our highways are racist, quote: “If an underpass was constructed, such that a bus carrying mostly Black and Puerto Rican kids to the beach, were designed too low for it to pass by. Obviously, that reflects racism that went into those design choices.”
Racist roads, can you name one? No, of course not. But these are his obsessions.
More recently, the Transportation Secretary has been telling us about the one thing that is going to fix our high fuel prices and clogged commercial airline travel, and that is of course, abortion.
Now that guy is not the Secretary of Abortion or Ladies Rights, that’s the Secretary of Transportation who was lecturing you about abortion, a topic that doesn’t really have anything to do with him on any level, even as our transportation systems are falling apart, and that’s not an overstatement.He is busy going to policy conferences telling you the real problem in this country is the Supreme Court ruling on abortion.
Pete Buttigieg is a disgrace. He is not even doing the bare minimum to fulfill his job requirements. Pete Buttigieg should resign, at least.