According to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, there is too much focus on transgenders and not enough focus on transportation….which he blames on Republicans.
Despite railroad disasters and airline industry breakdowns, Buttigieg found time in his busy schedule to appear on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show to attack Republicans for getting in the way of his work.
“We are literally building bridges, and they are literally banning books,” he told host Desi Lydic.
During the ridiculous segment, Lydic also falsely accused the right of stating a culture war in order to stall on key issues. A statement that the former Indiana mayor agreed with.
Watch the cringe below:
Secy. @PeteButtigieg tells the Daily Show: House Republicans' bill restricting transgender participation in women's sports is "really getting in the way of our ability to" repair bridges & railroads.
"We are literally building bridges, and they are literally banning books.” pic.twitter.com/oAOOaBvJXg
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) April 26, 2023
“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,” Buttigieg 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.”
He 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.”
As Breitbart reports:
Under Buttigieg’s watch, the country’s transportation infrastructure has experienced a string of catastrophes and accidents. The railroad disaster in East Palestine, Ohio, has rendered the town a toxic disaster site, while subsequent rail accidents have poisoned other towns, including in Montana and North Dakota.
Staff shortages in the aviation sector have led to a number of runway near misses as well as a spike in flight delays in New York and Washington, D.C.
Breitbart also noted a recent Rasmussen Reports survey that found that a majority of voters are in favor of Buttigieg resigning after his failure to handle the train derailment and toxic material spill in East Palestine, Ohio. According to the survey, 51 percent said he should resign, followed up by 36 percent who said he shouldn’t resign, and 13 percent were unsure.