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Pete Buttigieg Blames Plane Turbulence on ‘Climate Change’

Buttigieg, in a recent media appearance, blamed it all on climate change and deflected when asked where the billions went toward EVs.

This weekend on Face the Nation, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg gave a performance that could generously be termed lackluster, showcasing the Biden administration’s knack for spending a lot of money with little to show for it. When confronted by host Margaret Brennan about the whopping $7 billion poured into electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure yielding a pitiful count of less than ten functional EV chargers, Mayor Pete’s response was so inadequate it drew laughter—yes, actual laughter—from Brennan.

It’s a sad day when even the mainstream media, which typically root for the left, can’t keep a straight face. Remember, this infrastructure boondoggle was supposed to catapult the U.S. into a green future. Instead, it’s more like a green mirage. According to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, orchestrated under Biden’s watchful eye in November 2021, we were promised a sprawling network of fast chargers across the nation. Fast forward to today, and we’ve got a handful of chargers with 38 parking spots to show for billions spent. If that doesn’t scream inefficiency, I don’t know what does.

But wait, there’s more. Buttigieg, in his infinite wisdom, also linked increased airline turbulence to—you guessed it—climate change. During the interview, he brought up a recent incident involving severe turbulence on a Singapore Airlines flight, labeling it “very rare” but a sign of our “evolving” climate. According to Mayor Pete, this calls for an evolution in “policies, technology, and infrastructure.” It seems climate change is the convenient scapegoat for everything from flight delays to why your toast burned this morning.

Let’s be clear: what we’re witnessing here is a classic political sidestep. Mayor Pete’s performance was less about addressing the real issues and more about deflecting blame and spinning failures into supposedly forward-thinking policy. This administration’s approach to transportation, much like its approach to most issues, involves throwing vast sums of taxpayer money at problems and hoping something sticks.

It’s no wonder Americans are skeptical. When you promise the moon and deliver a few roadside chargers, people start to question your competency. And when you blame everything on climate change, it doesn’t come off as enlightened; it comes off as evasive. What the U.S. needs is practical solutions to current problems, not futuristic musings and a magic climate change wand. But maybe that’s too much to ask from an administration more concerned with virtue signaling than actual governance.

Robert Chernin

Robert Chernin

Robert B. Chernin has brought his years of political consulting and commentary back to radio. As a longtime entrepreneur, business leader, fundraiser and political confidant, Robert has a unique perspective with insights not heard anyway else. Robert has consulted on federal and statewide campaigns at the gubernatorial, congressional, senatorial, and presidential level. He served in leadership roles in the presidential campaigns of President George W. Bush as well as McCain for President. He led Florida’s Victory 2004’s national Jewish outreach operations as Executive Director. In addition, he served on the President’s Committee of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Robert co-founded and served as president of the Electoral Science Institute, a non-profit organization that utilizes behavioral science to increase voter participation and awareness. Robert can be heard on multiple radio stations and viewed on the “Of the People” podcast where you get your podcasts.