Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg surprised absolutely no one by refusing to acknowledge that he has abandoned Americans in a time of crisis during an interview with CNN on Sunday.
Buttigieg doubled down and defended his decision to leave his job for months to spend time with his family. While the desire to spend time with family is understandable, this decision was made as America was beginning to feel the effects of a supply chain crisis.
Now the nation is on the brink of disaster and the man who should have been working night and day to fix this crisis still believes he did nothing wrong by going MIA.
CNN anchor Jake Tapper asked Buttigieg, “This is the first time you have been on the show since you and your husband welcomed twins into your family. You just returned from paternity leave, which Congress is debating right now. Some conservatives have been citing your experience in an effort to mock the very idea of paternity leave.”
After listening to video clips from prominent conservatives like Tucker Carlson, Buttigieg responded by saying, “As you might imagine, we are bottle feeding and doing it at all hours of the day and night. I’m not going to apologize to Tucker Carlson or anyone else for taking care of our premature twins. The work we are doing is joyful, fulfilling, important work — it’s important work, and it’s work that every American ought to be able to do whether they welcome a new child into their family.”
So while American supply chains collapse, Secretary Buttigieg believes that bottle-feeding his children is more important than doing his job. American families are being forced to balance work and home life; why shouldn’t the Secretary of Transportation be forced to make the same choices?
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