Republican files bill to make Pete Buttigieg to fly commercial until flight ... trends now
Republicans want Pete Buttigieg and his staff to be forced to fly commercial flights until recent failures in air transportation are fully investigated and resolved.
Representative Nancy Mace filed a bill Wednesday that would force the Transportation Secretary to come face-to-face with disastrous airline travel.
Specifically, Southwest Airlines had a complete meltdown over the holidays that resulted in thousands of flights being canceled and delayed – resulting in stranded passengers and a nationwide baggage catastrophe.
Airline departures in the U.S. were also grounded for several hours Wednesday morning due to a computer glitch with the Federal Aviation Administration system that sends pilots safety alerts and other critical information.
Buttigieg, 40, has faced a slew of criticism for his handling of transportation and infrastructure issues plaguing the U.S. since he became head of President Joe Biden's DOT two years ago.
A new Republican bill would force Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and his staff to fly commercial until recent failures in air transportation are fully investigated and resolved
The bill was introduced Wednesday by Representative Nancy Mace, who served on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, after the FAA had to ground thousands of flights for several hours Wednesday morning
He also came under fire last month for taking a personal vacation to Portugal in the midst of negotiations with railroad unions to avoid a looming strike that could disrupt the entire U.S. transportation system and supply chain right before Christmas.
The only political experience Buttigieg had before becoming a cabinet official was serving as mayor of South Bend, Indiana from 20212-2020. He ran in the Democratic presidential primary in 2020, and had a relatively successful campaign considering his lack of national notoriety, his hard-to-pronounce last name and being openly gay.
Commercial Cabins for Cabinet Members was filed Wednesday by South Carolina Representative Mace, who serves on the