This Christmas season was far from jolly for millions of Americans. Numerous airlines canceled thousands of flights, leaving holiday travelers stranded at airports for days. Worst off was Southwest Airlines, whose cancelation left countless Americans high and dry.
Most people are blaming airlines for failing to prepare for the hectic holiday travel season. But news is coming out that, once again, the Biden administration failed to do even the most basic parts of their job. Because a report reveals that Joe’s transportation head knew about impending problems–months ago–but did nothing.
From The Post Millennial:
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was warned months ago about the worsening airline chaos, and is now coming under fire for failing to address the issue…
New York attorney general Letitia James first informed Buttigieg of the potential for airline chaos on August 2…
A month later, a bipartisan group of 38 state attorneys wrote to Congress that Buttigieg’s department had “failed to respond and to provide appropriate recourse” for the numerous cancellations and “systematic failures to provide required credits to those who lost travel opportunities.”
This is really unbelievable. Pete Buttigieg, Biden’s head of the Department of Transportation, was warned repeatedly about possible problems with airlines during the holiday season. He was told, long before the holidays arrived, that cancelations and delays would happen.
But this joke of an official apparently did nothing. Even a group of bipartisan state attorneys warned Congress that Buttigieg was sleeping on this impending problem. That wasn’t even enough for Pete to do anything.
His best excuse? He claims airlines assured him they’d fix the problems. Oh, that sounds like enough. In no way should the DOT have followed up with those assurances, doing its due diligence for the good of the American people.
I’m sure Buttigieg was too busy, on another vacation. But this pathetic failure to do his job is even outraging die-hard supporters.
Left-leaning Democrats have soured on Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg in response to the mass flight cancelations during the holiday season despite his promise to fix the problem back in September of this year…
“Nearly six months ago @BernieSanders & I called for Buttigieg to implement fines & penalties on airlines for cancelling flights. Why were these recommendations not followed?” [Rep. Ro Khanna] tweeted. “This mess with Southwest could have been avoided. We need bold action.”
Wow. It seems Rep Khanna and Sen. Sanders are ticked off at Buttigieg. Maybe, just maybe, a group of bipartisan lawmakers can hold this man accountable. We know that if this happened under a Republican president, Buttigieg would have been fired by now.
It’s high time old Joe kicked this guy to the curb.
- DOT head Buttigieg knew about impending airline problems, months before the holidays.
- State attorneys warned Congress that Buttigieg had refused to do anything about problems.
- Now, left-leaning Democrats are turning on Buttigieg over this massive failure.
- Millions of Americans were stranded over the holidays, thanks to thousands of canceled flights.