In support of the Green New Deal agenda, our new Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg took to Twitter recently to espouse his extreme take on the environment.
“You should not have to own a car to prosper in this country, no matter what kind of community you’re living in,” Buttigieg tweeted.
Determined to put his words into action, the former small town mayor made a “dog and pony” show of riding his bicycle to President Joe Biden’s first cabinet meeting on Thursday, unwittingly beclowning himself in the process.
It just so happened that a CNN reporter was hiding in the bushes nearby as Buttigieg mounted his ride, or at least behind a tree, and broadcast this magnanimous action to the work via Twitter.
Adding to the randomness of it all, Buttigieg saw the tweet and responded: “Great way to get around!”
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg biked to the White House for today's Cabinet Meeting, it would appear. pic.twitter.com/XfYRB3COqm
— DJ Judd (@DJJudd) April 1, 2021
While admirers reveled over the environmentally-friendly gesture, they looked past the convoy of large black government SUVs escorting the transportation secretary who has declared that “roads aren’t just for vehicles — they are for people.”
While details of Buttigieg’s bike ride are not clear, one social media user suggested that the bike was brought to within a short distance of his destination in one of the SUVs.
“Pete Buttigieg’s dog and pony show,” the tweet read. “Use an armored Suburban to bring a bike within a short distance of the destination. Unload it and ride in with a security detail in tow, pretending to save energy.”
Pete Buttigieg’s dog and pony show.
Use an armored Suburban to bring a bike within a short distance of the destination. Unload it and ride in with a security detail in tow, pretending to save energy. 🙄 pic.twitter.com/Pxynakrl59
— Tim Xeriland (@Xeriland) April 1, 2021
Of course, this is not the first time video of Buttigieg riding a bike has surfaced, as seen here when he was reportedly peddling home on a communal bicycle.
Better bikeshare action shot: pic.twitter.com/jRtEmfs2M1
— Michael Stratford (@mstratford) February 25, 2021
Buttigieg is firmly against fossil fuel-driven transportation altogether, faulting it for climate change.
Speaking in support of President Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan, he claimed “transportation is the leading contributor to climate change, contributing to a pattern of extreme weather events, which takes a severe toll on our infrastructure.”
By the way, the bill includes $46 billion for the government to buy electric vehicles.
Here’s a quick sampling of the responses to “Sneaky Pete” from Twitter:
The Bicycle Cheat https://t.co/SMMAniWm5q
— DJSmith (@davidjacksmith) April 2, 2021
You got caught getting out of the SUV you clownshow. https://t.co/qTOLfrXEQz
— Jersey Jackass (@Oldglorycries) April 2, 2021
All about the optics.
— Gray Goatee (@gray_goatee) April 2, 2021
Everything the left does is a PR stunt, everything.
— Kristy Swanson (@KristySwansonXO) April 2, 2021
He was wearing a reflective strap on his right leg to take care of this.
— Kris Young (@Kyoung2112) April 1, 2021
With a convoy of SUVs following him… https://t.co/lBuGsd9a72
— JT Lewis (@thejtlewis) April 1, 2021
Buttigieg is the fakest of them all. Amoral. https://t.co/gu7HgsPiMK
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) April 2, 2021
It would appear this is performative nonsense. He has the bike hauled in by a Suburban. It sat there idling and follows along for the short ride to the WH. What’s the point? https://t.co/z34R3TLgBX
— Jay Caruso (@JayCaruso) April 2, 2021
At least John Kerry had the balls to just say he flies private because he’s more important than you https://t.co/Yoanjs5Mpc
— Noah Pollak (@NoahPollak) April 2, 2021
More liberal pandering ,
Disappointed to hear the infrastructure is basically upgraded and not more city public transport . So people , remember to cycle to work even during winter months pic.twitter.com/tE3fZxeEbI
— Radhawitha”D” (@rebelexposed) April 2, 2021
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