House Republicans continue making strides against the both weak and woke Biden administration after just two months of exercising a newfound majority as one congressman is now demanding the resignation of Pete Buttigieg. At just 41 years old, Buttigieg is seen largely as filling the position after a presumed campaign promise from, as well as convenient diversity hire for, Joe Biden.
Georgia Representative Mike Collins called out Buttigieg for being “unfit to lead” as the Secretary of Transportation continues his confounding displays of simultaneously being unable to resolve major issues and often disappearing entirely from the public. Collins made the proclamation on the House Floor Wednesday morning.
In the past two years, Buttigieg was largely absent from the public eye while taking a prolonged parental leave during the height of the supply chain crisis. That was best visualized by empty shelves and scores of container ships sitting off the California coast.
Now, airline snafus continue harassing the former small-town mayor and, most recently, the train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio provided the last and best example of inaction and empty promises.
“Pete Buttigieg has shown that he is unfit to lead the Department of Transportation and must resign immediately,” Collins, therefore, said, taking the sum total of Buttigieg’s lackluster performance.
Taking his critiques a step further, he said that when Buttigieg does show up for work, he’s more focused on tackling so-called diversity issues, such as identifying bridges as racist.
“From his first day in office, he has been more focused on diversity training and identity politics than on building and maintaining America’s transportation system,” Collins said. “He has abandoned his department’s mission of improving the safety, technology, and efficiency of our infrastructure in favor of promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.”
Fox News wrote that “Collins said the East Palestine derailment revealed Buttigieg’s priorities, as it took him 10 days to respond to the incident.” it continued, saying that the “derailment prompted a decision to conduct a controlled release of toxic chemicals in order to avoid a more dangerous explosion, but residents are still reporting health concerns.”
Collins continued on his tirade, pointing out the noticeable silence and absence during the Ohio train’s derailment and toxic fallout occurred just as the Secretary of Transportation was railing on about too many white people working construction jobs.
“Buttigieg took 10 days to acknowledge this incident, and three weeks to show up and support the community,” the Georgia Representative said. “As Ohioans fled their homes and worried about their health, the secretary of transportation was on TV whining about too many white people in construction industries.”
“His policies have continuously put the work before the folks, and we are again seeing the consequences,” he continued.
“This administration’s focus on DEI is forcing private companies to rethink their goals, and one has to wonder: was Norfolk Southern DEI’s policies directing resources away from the important things like greasing wheel-bearings?” he then asked. “This insanity must stop.
Collins closed by saying that a swift resignation from Buttigieg would him more time to “promote wokeness and take private jets on his own dime at his own time.”
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