As railroad disasters and breakdowns in the airline industry continue to plague the country under his watch, Transportation Secretary and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D) took time out of his schedule to appear on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, where he blamed Republican focus on transgenderism for getting in the way of his work.
After the host, some forgettable “comedian,” falsely accused conservatives of starting culture wars to stall on key issues, the diversity hire Buttigieg replied, “Just the other day, I was testifying in the Appropriations Subcommittee, explaining how our budget was going to help with things like railroad safety, air traffic control, and other transportation needs,” he said. “And we had to take a break so that they could all go and vote on a bill to kick transgender teenagers off of sports teams. That was the priority.”
And apparently appearing on Comedy Central is Mayor Pete’s priority. Because maybe he should be focusing on the string of catastrophes and accidents assailing the country’s transportation infrastructure, such as the railroad disaster in East Palestine, Ohio, that rendered the town a toxic disaster site, or the subsequent rail accidents that poisoned other towns, including in Montana and North Dakota. Or the staff shortages in the aviation sector that have led to a number of runway near misses as well as a spike in flight delays in New York and Washington, D.C.
Buttigieg added: “So these things are really getting in the way of our ability to get work done. We’re building bridges and they’re literally banning books.”
Fact check: the GOP is not literally, or even figuratively, banning books.
As Breitbart News reported, a recent Rasmussen Reports survey found aa majority of likely voters want Buttigieg to resign for how he handled the East Palestine disaster. The survey found 51 percent, said he should resign, followed by 36 percent who said he should not and 13 percent who remain unsure.