Senator Ted Cruz from Texas spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) and criticized Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg for his delayed response to the toxic chemical spill in Ohio.
Cruz openly questioned how Buttigieg is still in his job and asked, “what the hell does this guy gotta do to get fired?” Buttigieg waited 10 days before addressing the train derailment that led to the chemical spill, which is one of several criticisms on his performance as a cabinet secretary in the Biden administration.
Buttigieg has also been criticized for over-relying on expensive private air travel while airlines canceled thousands of flights, and for making arguments that the federal highway system is racist.
Cruz said that Buttigieg’s late response to the environmental disaster is a sign that he and the entire Biden administration aren’t interested in helping people who live in predominantly conservative districts.
He claimed that Democrats don’t care about the blue-collar, red place like East Palestine and said, “If you were a bunch of transgender tech workers, you’d have the entire Biden cabinet down there for a listening session and sit-in to feel their pain.”
The Inspector General is investigating Buttigieg’s use of private jets for travel, which Fox News Digital reported that he has taken at least 18 taxpayer-funded private flights since taking his job.
Cruz criticized Biden for being “completely AWOL” on the derailment and praised Senator JD Vance from Ohio for sticking up for his voters and making videos showing evidence of chemicals spilling into waterways.
Passionate Republican voters should be aware of the incompetence and negligence of Buttigieg and the Biden administration.
Cruz’s criticisms highlight the lack of concern for conservative districts and the questionable use of taxpayer funds for private jets. Republican voters must hold the Biden administration accountable for their poor decisions and prioritize the needs of all Americans, regardless of political affiliation.