The Ohio train derailment disaster showed just how utterly worthless Pete Buttigieg is as transportation secretary, even though many of his Democrat supporters see him as the real victim in all of this.
They don’t see this and see thousands of American families in crisis as they see a once and future presidential candidate getting heated.
Poor mayor downtown. Obviously he’s the one who got hurt the most here.
This Politico report shows where Democrats’ real priorities lie:
Buttigieg’s world was dismayed at the GOP attack on the trainwreck
This month’s toxic derailment in a small Ohio village has Pete Buttigieg under more pressure than ever — as he struggles to contain the public health and transportation crisis only partially within his grasp while absorbing the brunt of attacks from opponents of the Biden administration.
Publicly and privately, there are growing signs that the transportation secretary’s usual Eagle Scout patience is giving way to frustration.
He has had a Twitter spat with US senators. His curt brush-off of an ambushed Daily Caller reporter during a walk has become a viral video that has drawn more than 3 million views since Tuesday night. And on Wednesday, Buttigieg’s allies complained he was taking an unfair shot at disaster — all because of his perceived ambitions as a one-time and future presidential hopeful.
“Pete Buttigieg has taken a lot of bullets for the president on this,” one senior Democrat said Wednesday, requesting anonymity to speak about the crisis the person was not authorized to discuss…
The senior Democrat said the “attempt by Fox News and Republicans” to “use the suffering of the East Palestine community as a political weapon” is outrageous and insulting…
“Bad faith attacks by Republicans who are in lockstep with the rail lobby to unravel safeguards,” said Andrew Bates, deputy White House press secretary.
Could Democrats and the liberal media be out of touch?
“Daily Caller reporter ambushed during walk…”
A reminder Thursday afternoon that being a Democrat comms operative is the easiest job in the world. pic.twitter.com/353ujRN7I7
— Omri Seren (@omriceren) February 23, 2023
“Publicly and privately, there are growing signs that the transportation secretary’s usual Eagle Scout patience is giving way to frustration.”
How is Buttigieg a victim of the ‘Republicans pounce’ campaign, a politicjoke, on the wide, wide world of sports?https://t.co/2wfakLWoMs
— Kyle Becker (@kaylenabecker) February 23, 2023
Pete Buttigieg has all the energy of a boy who finds his job very irritating – even resentful – not actually a valuable, well-paying show job.
– T. Beckett Adams (@Beckett Adams) February 23, 2023
Pete Buttigieg’s presidential ambitions are going up in smoke like a burning train in Ohio.
He is not the victim in all this. He is part of the problem.