It is hard to think of a Biden Cabinet member that has been less visible than Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.
After being plastered all over the media in the first few months of the administration, making gaffe after gaffe, he has been less visible than Kamala Harris.
Well, he just popped his head up… he should have stayed hidden.
Keep Quiet, Pete
As the Secretary of Transportation, the supply chain very much falls under his purview.
With stores already showing empty shelves, prices rising, and the real danger of a holiday season with empty store shelves, now is not the time to crack a joke.
Americans want answers, not funny men, but Buttigieg remains unplugged into the problems Americans face these days.
When Buttigieg was asked about a possible holiday supply shortage, he responded, “I think there have always been two kinds of Christmas shoppers.
“There’s the ones who have all their list completed by Halloween, and then there’s people like me who show up at the mall on Christmas Eve…if you’re in that latter bucket, obviously there’s going to be more challenges.”
His failed joke did not go unnoticed by Republicans.
Ronna McDaniel, the head of the RNC, immediately tweeted out, “Between mandates and crumbling supply chains, the Biden admin actually seems determined to cancel Christmas.”
Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) also commented, stating, “The White House is saying that that’s you’re probably not going to be able to get everything you want for Christmas.
“Well, I mean, who’s going to save Christmas for Americans? Pete Buttigieg? I mean, please. Pete Buttigieg couldn’t organize a one-car funeral.
“He’s not going to organize our nation’s ports and railroads and highways and airports.”
Sadly, Cotton is correct.
When Buttigieg was nominated for this post, I pushed back immediately on his qualifications.
Buttigieg was the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, a city of just more than 100,000, and he could not get the transportation issues in that city under control.
If that was the case, how could he possibly be expected to manage the transportation infrastructure of the entire country?
With shipping containers piled up on docks and a supply chain shortages already impacting the country, I think we have our answer to that question.
Source: Fox Business