The Department of Transportation’s inspector general is launching an audit into embattled Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg’s use of private jets.
Pete has been a failure with the Biden administration and it is time for Joe to swap him out.
Pete said: “Glad this will be reviewed independently so misleading narratives can be put to rest.
“Bottom line: I mostly fly on commercial flights, in economy class.
Glad this will be reviewed independently so misleading narratives can be put to rest.— Secretary Pete Buttigieg (@SecretaryPete) February 27, 2023
Bottom line: I mostly fly on commercial flights, in economy class. And when I do use our agency’s aircraft, it’s usually a situation where doing so saves taxpayer money. https://t.co/wUtBtjx9CT
“And when I do use our agency’s aircraft, it’s usually a situation where doing so saves taxpayer money.”
Americans for Public Trust executive director Caitlin Sutherland said:
“After APT helped determine Secretary Buttigieg’s excessive use of taxpayer-funded government jets, we are pleased to see that his air travel is now under investigation.
“Everyday Americans have faced unprecedented flight cancelations and disruptions, but Buttigieg has continued to fly private, even on a Coast Guard plane and even when commercial options were readily available.”
“We welcome this independent audit moving forward in order to put some of the false, outlandish, and cynical claims about the Secretary’s mode of travel to rest.
The fact remains that he flies commercially the vast majority of the time,” a DOT spokesperson said.
You are the first controversial Secretary of Transportation in US history.— Kimberly Klacik (@kimKBaltimore) February 27, 2023
You must admit this is ridiculous.