GOP & Dems Finally Agree on Blame for Travel Fiasco: ‘Secretary Buttigieg Is a Prime Example of Failing Up, Late to the Game and Out of Touch’

President Joe Biden’s transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is facing a backlash from both the GOP and the Democrats as tens of thousands of Americans remain stranded at airports across the nation.

The hapless Biden administration was caught flat-footed when Southwest Airlines canceled more than 2,500 flights on Wednesday, which was 62% of its scheduled flights.

The airline also announced plans to cancel an estimated two-thirds of flights in the following days.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said “Southwest’s flight delays & cancellations are beyond unacceptable.

“This is a company that got a $7 billion taxpayer bailout & will be handing out $428 million in dividends to their wealthy shareholders.

“The Department of Transportation must hold Southwest’s CEO accountable for his greed and incompetence.”

Nina Turner, the national co-chair of Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign, said:

“What’s happening with the railroads, airlines & the supply chain is a result of a small city mayor being made the Secretary of Transportation as a means to pad his resume for President.

“Secretary Buttigieg is a prime example of failing up.”

Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) chair of the Senate Commerce Committee, said:

Slay the latest News for free!

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

“The Committee will be looking into the causes of these disruptions and its impact to consumers.

“Many airlines fail to adequately communicate with consumers during flight cancellations.

“Consumers deserve strong protections, including an updated consumer refund rule.”

Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) said:

“It took four days and thousands and thousands of cancelations for DOT to finally speak up; same thing, it took four days for the CEO of Southwest to finally speak up.

 “I hope at some point the government, when we are intervening and looking at some of these issues, that we are more efficient and more effective.”

“My kids were stranded in Baltimore this weekend and we still don’t know where their luggage is… seems everyone knows someone affected by @SouthwestAir – tonight I discussed on Hannity.”

Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) said:

“If @USDOT is serious about addressing Southwest’s recent implosion, it should prohibit its leader @SecretaryPete from flying private.

“Why wasn’t he aware of these challenges beforehand?

“Late to the game and out of touch.”

Share this:

join telegram

READERS' POLL

Who is the best president?

By completing this poll, you gain access to our free newsletter. Unsubscribe at any time.

By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
8 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
8
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x