‘Dog and pony show’: Buttigieg faces criticism for staging bicycle ride after switching from SUV

Since accepting his new role as President Joe Biden’s transportation secretary, Pete Buttigieg has frequently spoken out on the need to act swiftly and decisively on environmental issues.

In an apparent effort to exemplify his position, Buttigieg recently rode a bicycle to work — but subsequent reports indicate the entire display was little more than a photo opportunity.

“Great way to get around”

CNN’s DJ Judd captured footage of the ride, including when Buttigieg mounted the bike that had just been unloaded for him from his armored SUV.

He then rode off, donning a helmet and face mask, as a total of two SUVs followed behind him.

Buttigieg, who had been riding to the Biden administration’s first Cabinet meeting, responded to the footage with a tweet calling it a “great way to get around.”

Of course, details from the video have sparked widespread criticism on social media, with many users pointing out that he appears to have been escorted most of the way to his destination before switching to a bike for the last leg of the commute to make it appear as though he was working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

One Twitter user dubbed it a “dog and pony show,” asserting that Buttigieg used “an armored Suburban to bring a bike within a short distance of the destination” before unloading it to “ride in with a security detail in tow, pretending to save energy.”

“Roads aren’t just for vehicles”

Since taking over as secretary of the Department of Transportation, Buttigieg has been captured on camera on several occasions riding his bike around the nation’s capital, earning praise from various climate activists in the process.

Critics, on the other hand, were quick to point out that riding a bike does not do much good if two SUVs are following the rider around.

Buttigieg has frequently advocated for a comprehensive plan to address environmental concerns, claiming that traditional “transportation is the leading contributor to climate change, contributing to a pattern of extreme weather events, which takes a severe toll on our infrastructure,” according to BizPacReview.

In pursuit of his agenda, the former mayor has voiced support for Biden’s massive infrastructure proposal, which includes roughly $174 billion in spending related to electric vehicles. Also included in the proposal is about $20 billion to fund bicycle and pedestrian safety measures.

As Buttigieg argued: “Roads aren’t just for vehicles — they are for people.”

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  1. MORE FAKE AND LYING DEMOCRAPS. NOW THERE PUSHING THERE FAKE VIEWS ON US AND DONT WANT OUR RESPONSE TO POINT THEM OUT.

  2. AS USUAL A SCAM FOR THE $$$ THE DEMOCRAPS DEAM NIGHTLY ABOUT GETTING FROM THEIR GREEN NEW SCAM. AND AS USUAL AGAIN BUTTCRACK GETS CAUGHT DRIVING THE DREADED SUV. THAT IS THE TOTLA PROBLEM AND THEN HIDING IT WHEN HE RIDES IT (MAYBE A PINK GIRLS BIKE) MAYBE 2 BLICKS… FOR SHOW.
    NOTE ALL THESE SCUM BAGS ARE DREAMING UP NEW TAXES DAILY TO EMPTY THE POCKETS OF WORKING STILFFS WHO HAVE NO SAY IN ANYTHING THESE TURDS DO.

    1. Buttigeig is a repugnant fool with his antics and lies. In his position he is supposed to know the facts. Since leaving the Paris Accord the USA has net decrease in emissions whilehe rest of the members have a increse with some having substantial increases. Also, for over 10 years most every new car sold is either a near zero or partial zero emitter of so called greenhouse games.

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  4. If anyone is more vacuous and superficial than MISTER Biden, it would be little Pete! What a joke he is. And another know-nothing added to the administration so they can check off a box! What a debacle we’re witnessing!

  5. just how stupid do they really think we are –and then just another lying DemocRAT trying to make a name for himself00 move on Pete and get a real job —

  6. Pete Buttigieg riding a bike to work is an absolute joke…Now you know why South Bend In. does not miss him at all…hilarious….working with the nasty Dem’s in a broken government is where he should be!!

  7. The Corrupt Democrats are digging their own graves at the Tax payer’s expense but that’s nothing new . I often wonder how much tax money the Democrats have wasted since Obama was President. I would be willing to bet that America and it’s people would have been better off with out them on the pay roll at all. These crooks are in this for themselves only before they sell America out to another country.

  8. Butt Boy, it’s just goes to show you that Butt Boy wanted to show that he rode his bike to work, in the video, it’s clear Butt Boy pulled his bike out the SUV and then ride away with his security, what a bunch of FAKES, we see the TRUTH, but do the DUMBOCRATS really believe that we’re that NAIVE

  9. How can this thing ride a bike, his butt has been pumped so much he couldn’t get his legs that close to ride a bike, The Biden administration is nothing but a joke to the USA, I can’t believe they made this freak the head of fmcsa, what does he know about a truck, all demorats are jokes

  10. Agree with all posts! What a looser! Little Pete on a bike! Hilarious! But— he rode it a block or two, that says somethin🥴🥴

  11. He is a Democrat & that is their creed LIE, LIE, DECEIT, DECEIT, HATE, HATE, RASIST, RASIST CRMINALS RUNNING OUR COUNTRY!

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