Pete Buttigieg Tries To Spin Bipartisan Criticism As Proof Congress Should Do Something On Train Derailment | Eastern North Carolina Now

    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Virginia Kruta.

    Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg tried to spin bipartisan criticism of his job performance Wednesday by suggesting that Congress should have played a role in preventing disasters like the still-unfolding situation in East Palestine, Ohio.

    Buttigieg has been under fire for days since the Ohio train derailment - which resulted in the release of toxic chemicals and forced a number of citizens to evacuate their homes - and has faced criticism from both Democrats and Republicans for his slow response to the disaster.

    Buttigieg responded to the criticism after Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) voiced his agreement with someone who normally would be his political polar opposite - Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) - and said that Buttigieg owed the American people a response to what was happening in Ohio.

    Buttigieg responded with a snarky comment about the fact that the two parties were finally agreeing on something, suggesting that they should come together and do something about rail safety.

    "Glad to see newfound bipartisan agreement here. We could start by discussing immediate steps Congress could take to address rail safety & reduce constraints on USDOT in this area. Give us a call, we can do some good work," he tweeted.

    But the critics weren't buying Buttigieg's deflection, and continued to criticize his failure to address the Ohio disaster.

    "You willfully dishonest ghoul. Congress HAS addressed rail safety," one user responded. "They passed legislation in November of 2021 to the tune of billions of dollars over 5 years. You are GROSSLY inept for this job, obviously, and you're a disgrace to the state of Indiana."

    She also shared footage of a town hall from East Palestine, Ohio, asking Buttigieg why he - and the company responsible for the train - had failed to be there to answer the people's questions.

    "What about these people who want answers Pete? Can they call you? You, nor Norfolk Southern could be bothered to show up and answer their questions because you were scared. How do you think they feel? Man up and take some responsibility for once," she tweeted.

    "Ilhan Omar: We need Congressional inquiry and direct action from @PeteButtigieg to address this tragedy. Ted Cruz: Fully agree. Pete Buttigieg: Good idea, I plan to directly act on this tragedy by sitting around and waiting for you to call me," another said.

Considering the renewed and unequalled dishonesty in elected politicians, at all levels of governing, and their associative nefarious bureaucrats doing their corrupt bidding: What is your opinion of YOUR government, and what do you intend to do about it?
  Today's overall government is just fine, and I will continue to vote for politicians that make promises to suit my individual needs.
  Today's overall government is poor, but I will continue to endeavor to learn what is true from the the most honest of media, and pick those representatives that best represent what is good and decent.
  I spend quite a bit of time on Eastern NC NOW; so ... I am having a far easier time separating the proverbial "wheat from the chaff" in finding honorable citizens to support.
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