GOP lawmakers draft resolution calling on Pete Buttigieg to resign

 March 2, 2023

To say that Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has had a rough go of his first two years in the Biden administration would be an understatement. 

But his performance on the job is so shockingly poor, which was evidenced as recently as this month during the East Palestine train derailment situation, that members of Congress are now calling on Buttigieg to resign from office, Breitbart reported.

A coalition of GOP lawmakers believes Buttigieg's response -- or lack thereof -- to the East Palestine derailment was the final straw proving that he's simply incapable of performing the duties required of the job.

The group of Republicans co-sponsored a resolution calling for his resignation.


The Republicans, led by Rep. Mike Waltz (R-FL), include GOP Reps. Claudia Tenney (NY), Ryan Zinke (MT), Clay Higgins (LA), Greg Steube (FL), Mary Miller (IL), Bill Posey (FL), Lauren Boebert (CO), and Mike Collins (GA).

They argued that Buttigieg, during many of the moments where transportation crises required his attention most, went virtually ignored or grossly mishandled, because Buttigieg is rarely where he needs to be when it counts.

"Over the last two years, Secretary Buttigieg has gone AWOL during multiple national crises," Waltz wrote in a statement.

He added: "From failing to immediately respond to last month’s major economic, environmental, and humanitarian disaster in East Palestine to neglecting his duties during a historic supply chain crisis, commercial flight crisis, rail worker strike, and so much more, Buttigieg has endangered and failed the American people time and time again. That’s why I am calling for his resignation."

Waltz made a similar argument in an interview with Fox News.

"Whether it’s waiting weeks to visit East Palestine, vacationing in Portuguese wine country during vital union negotiations, his extended absence during one of the largest shipping crises we’ve faced, or his failure to prevent massive aviation groundings, Secretary Buttigieg has shown an inability to carry out the duties of his office," the Republican lawmaker said.

Getting worse for Pete

Buttigieg, who by no measure had even a fraction of the qualifications required to run one of the most important executive Cabinet positions in U.S. government, dropped the ball in a big way over the Ohio derailment crisis that spilled toxic chemicals into nearby water sources and shot a mushroom cloud of chemical death into the sky.

How bad did he botch his response? Not only did he falsely claim former President Donald Trump was partially responsible for the crash (The Washington Post debunked that claim, shockingly), but he was also beaten to the scene by the former president.

However, many believe Buttigieg wouldn't have shown up at all if Trump hadn't humiliated the Biden administration by getting there first.

It's clear for anyone to see that Buttigieg isn't able to do what needs to be done to ensure the safety and efficiency of America's highly complex, ultra-advanced transportation system. He literally couldn't even get potholes fixed when he was the mayor of South Bend, Indiana.

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