The Biden Administration has had a rough few weeks.
But administration officials are bragging as though they’re crushing it.
And Pete Buttigieg’s latest excuse to cover his shortcomings will leave your jaw on the floor.
Who is Pete Buttigieg?
Pete Buttigieg was a two-term Mayor of South Bend, Indiana — a city inhabited by just 100,000 people.
Somehow, that was enough to catapult the gay rights activist to being one of the top contenders in the 2020 Democrat Presidential Primary.
It was also enough of a resume for President Joe Biden to tap Buttigieg to be a part of “the most inclusive Presidential cabinet in history” as his Secretary of Transportation.
The Biden Administration is composed of 48% women, 52% people of color, and 14% members of the LGBTQ+ community.
In Mayor Pete’s first two years as Transportation Secretary, he failed to address the national supply-chain shortage that led to record-high consumer prices.
What he’s most known for is his two-months of paternity leave after he and his husband adopted twins.
And as is the pattern with the woke Left, the Biden Administration is quick to play any number of intersectionality cards.
Too many white construction workers
Now, Buttigieg is ignoring a chemical spill in Ohio comparable to Chernobyl.
Instead, he is spending his time playing the race card.
The Transportation Secretary isn’t happy about all the white faces he sees on construction crews.
“We have heard way too many stories from generations past of infrastructure where you got a neighborhood, often a neighborhood of color, that finally sees the project come to them, but everyone in the hard hats on that project, doing the good paying jobs, don’t look like they came from anywhere near the neighborhood,” Buttigieg told the National Association of Counties Conference. “You can build community wealth that will help close wealth gaps in this country if we can tear down those barriers. But that happens at the delivery level.”
Nothing to see here, folks
According to Fox News, Buttigieg did not answer a single question or make a single comment on the February 3 derailment of a Norfolk Southern train in East Palestine, Ohio.
The train was carrying highly volatile vinyl chloride.
The EPA decided to do a chemical burn with the spill, which released the carcinogen into the air.
The Post Millennial is reporting local residents have detected a chemical smell in the air and are finding dead fish and dead animals in the area.
Damn those racists roads
This isn’t the first time Buttigieg has blamed transportation problems on race.
Last July, Mayor Pete launched his Reconnecting Communities project aimed at “reunifying historically black neighborhoods” that were supposedly divided decades ago by the interstate highway system.
“Transportation can connect us to jobs, services, and loved ones, but we‘ve also seen countless cases around the country where a piece of infrastructure cuts off a neighborhood or a community because of how it was built,” Buttigieg said. “It’s about mending what has been broken, especially when the damage was done with taxpayer dollars.”
Buttigieg is directing $1 billion to the initiative.