Sometimes you might ask yourself why the left is so obsessed with identity politics. Well, the answer is actually quite simple. They’re obsessed with identity politics, because it gives them an out when they, almost always, show how incompetent they are at their jobs. A defining example of this phenomena is Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.
Buttigieg has routinely not done what is supposed to be his job throughout his time in President Joe Biden’s regime. Fox News host Tucker Carlson documented multiple instances of Buttigieg’s malfeasance recently.
However, a Tuesday evening interaction with a conservative reporter should place a target on Buttigieg as not only unqualified to do the job provided to him simply because he claims to be gay, but also because he felt completely comfortable attempting to intimidate said reporter.
While walking in Washington D.C. Tuesday night, Daily Caller reporter Jennie Taer spotted Buttigieg and decided to ask him about the situation in East Palestine, Ohio and his lack of involvement in a clear transportation catastrophe.
“Well, I’d refer you to about a dozen interviews I’ve given today,” Buttigieg smugly told Taer with a smile.
After follow up questions by Taer, Buttigieg explained that he was taking “personal time” in walking down the street, which he’s more than allowed to do.
However, if he didn’t want articles like this to be written, he could’ve given one of a multitude of easy answers to Taer instead of being as condescending as he possibly could’ve been.
Taer asked Buttigieg when he was going to the Ohio derailment site after saying he would.
“Uh, I’ll share that when I’m ready,” Buttigieg responded.
When are you going to be ready, Petey? It’s only been over two weeks. Both he and FEMA were never going to go until former President Donald Trump made them look like trash by visiting himself and doing what he could to help the people there.
But if that wasn’t enough, the interaction took a strange turn when Buttigieg stopped and made a request of Taer.
“Could I get a photo of you?” Buttigieg strangely asked.
There would be no reason for a public figure to take a picture of a journalist that they were just in a contentious conversation with, unless that public official was attempting to intimidate the reporter.
Multiple people on Twitter called out and/or chided Buttigieg for his tactics.
This was creepy… the intention was to threaten and intimidate— Cheryl MEGA Ultra MAGA 🍊🇺🇸 (@cheryleliz) February 23, 2023
This is absolutely unacceptable. Every journalist and news host should take Pete Buttigieg to task for this attempted intimidation of a journalist. Who holds him accountable and who ignores this will say a LOT about the state of the media. @jaketapper @andersoncooper @donlemon— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) February 22, 2023
Uh oh. He got your photo. They're coming.— JD Rucker (@JDRucker) February 22, 2023
Maybe one day Petey boy will actually learn what he’s supposed to do in his position as Transportation Secretary and do something, anything that will benefit the American people.
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The Biden administration says the water in East Palestine, Ohio is fine, despite toxic chemicals spewing from the train derailment.— MRCTV (@mrctv) February 17, 2023
Sen. @JDVance1 shows just how wrong that assessment is. pic.twitter.com/jkjClU9bOn