Must be nice to be Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.
After all, he began his “service” to the government by taking off two months for paternity leave.
While the port crisis in California ballooned out of control, mind you.
He has also routinely ignored a host of other issues that have arisen, from airports to railroads, more notoriously blowing off the derailment crisis in East Palestine, Ohio.
Astonishingly, despite doing next to nothing, aside from varied self-promotional TV appearances, Buttigieg has also snapped at reporters who dare to ask him any question that he dislikes, claiming that he is on “break.”
A break from what, exactly?
Time after time, Buttigieg has received a huge pass from the White House, and it looks like he just might be receiving yet another pass again, this time with regards to his apparently rampant usage of taxpayer-funded private jets.
Quite the mode of transportation to choose for someone who has been routinely ordered Americans to purchase electric cars that are hardly affordable during hyperinflationary times.
As detailed by The Blaze, a conservative organization, Americans for Public Trust (APT) requested flight logs for Buttigieg in November, given the suspected extent of his private jet usage.
Humorously, the FAA provided multiple dates by which it would turn over records, but subsequently failed to do so by its own deadlines.
Needless to say, APT’s executive director, Caitlin Sutherland, was not amused.
In remarks to Fox News Digital, Sutherland shredded Buttigieg’s shameless use of taxpayer-funded jets, especially his blatant efforts to cover up the usage.
“Pete Buttigieg abused taxpayer dollars by using a private jet to fly domestically and internationally,” Sutherland remarked disgustedly, “it’s been six months since we helped expose Secretary Buttigieg’s trips, but his agency refuses to tell the American people how much they’re on the hook for his extravagant travel arrangements.”
And, needless to say, the agency is still stonewalling.
“Buttigieg’s FAA has stonewalled and refused to adhere to the law for releasing public records, so we’re filing suit on behalf of all Americans who deserve to know how their money is being spent by this administration,” Sutherland added.
Hence the lawsuit that the APT just launched in an effort to reveal Buttigieg’s questionable misdirection of taxpayer resources for personal luxury.
“The FAA has not communicated with APT concerning whether the FAA will fulfill its FOIA requests since missing two self-imposed extended deadlines of May 1 and May 18, 2023 … Nor has the FAA provided any indication as to when APT can expect its requests to be processed,” the lawsuit proclaimed.
“The only documents that the FAA has produced to APT were documents previously produced in response to a FOIA request from a different party, and the documents produced are not fully responsive to all three of APT’s requests … APT accordingly brings this lawsuit to compel the FAA to immediately respond to APT’s FOIA requests and promptly disclose all responsive, non-exempt records,” the lawsuit added.
Yep. Watch the White House try to make moves on crushing the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), given how inconvenient it’s proven to be for the administration.
Of course, the Department of Transportation (DOT) shamelessly covered for Buttigieg as well, insisting that stories regarding Buttigieg’s brazen use of taxpayer funds are little more than “false, outlandish, and cynical claims about the Secretary’s mode of travel.”
Frankly, what’s “outlandish” is that Buttigieg is only in the position he’s in due to his self-proclaimed sexuality.
Author: Ofelia Thornton