During a recent monologue on his show, Tucker Carlson called Pete Buttigieg a disgrace and said that he should resign as transportation secretary.
Tucker pointed out that the rising cost of fuel, particularly diesel, is something that Buttigieg should be focused on but doesn’t seem interested in at all.
He played a clip of Buttigieg talking about abortion and asked why he is even discussing that issue. It’s an excellent question.
Tucker Carlson: Pete Buttigieg is a disgrace and should resign
Let’s say just for the sake of a mind experiment, that you’re the secretary of transportation for the United States of America. That’s a big job, but what would you do all day? Well, that’s a pretty easy one, because every secretary of transportation has the same two concerns, the overriding concerns, and despite what they may tell you, neither one of these concerns has anything to do with systemic racism.
So, your first concern would be the price of diesel fuel. Diesel fuel is what makes transportation possible in this country. Virtually everything you buy in America arrived by diesel engine. Our entire trucking fleet runs on diesel; so does every single freight locomotive in the United States.
If diesel prices get too high, transportation and you have the secretary of transportation, stops. The price of nearly everything becomes unaffordable. So, inflation is directly connected to transportation and transportation requires diesel.
It turns out that diesel fuel prices are the key to a lot of the American economy and you would know that. Your second concern, if you were transportation secretary, would be domestic air travel. This is a huge country. It’s far too big a country not to have reliable commercial flights from one place to another.
Businesses depend on the airlines and so do families. For generations, they’ve been able to depend on the airlines. America has had the most efficient air service in the world. Planes land on time. They don’t crash. So, maintaining that system of air travel is probably the top concern of the United States Transportation Department.