Podcast host Joe Rogan shredded Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on his show for his divisive and racist comments claiming that too many white construction workers are taking jobs in communities of color.
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He contended on his podcast, “The Joe Rogan Experience” this week that workers should be hired on merit and not because they are a certain race. Then he tore into Buttigieg and the Department of Transportation’s non-response to the catastrophic train derailment that occurred in East Palestine, Ohio, last week, spewing toxic chemicals all over the area.
“Do you know that he [Buttigieg] gave a speech the other day about how there’s too many white people working in construction sites? Where these construction sites are set up in these communities, where the people in the community can benefit from it. Which shows a profound lack of understanding of skilled labor because if you’re talking about people that are carpenters, people that are plumbers, and people that are electricians, and people that are framers and roofers, like that’s skilled labor,” Rogan asserted while speaking with comedian Bridget Phetasy.
“Like, you have to hire people that are really good at that, and if they don’t exist in that community, you have to hire them from outside that community. That’s why those unions are important, that’s why it’s important that, look if you see what happens when you have unskilled labor and unskilled people working on buildings, you have f***ing disasters,” the podcast host proclaimed.
“The fact that he talked about that, and he didn’t talk about this derailment, this derailment should be, but the derailment’s a colossal failure on the part of the Transportation Department,” he charged.
Toxic: Mayor Pete is nowhere to be found as resident get sick from chemical train crashhttps://t.co/jFXbLhvrnQ
— American Wire News (@americanwire_) February 14, 2023
Rogan has little love for the Biden administration and he has criticized them at length even though he has liberal viewpoints on a number of issues.
Buttigieg has seen one failure after another in handling emergencies and catastrophes under his watch. He has not only bombed at handling two train derailments, he floundered when previously trying to address various commercial air flight incidents and a potential rail strike.
Despite the EPA coming in and claiming all is well in East Palestine, one look at the water there tells a very different story. Pets, fish, and birds have reportedly died. People fear for their family’s health and the railway has blown them off, President Biden and FEMA have denied federal aid, and Buttigieg is nowhere to be found.
But former President Trump will reportedly visit the area next week. That says volumes to the residents there.
Visited a local creek in East Palestine today. These waterways are still very polluted. It’s time for Norfolk Southern to finish the cleanup. Check this video out: pic.twitter.com/4lsHBmrMJj
— J.D. Vance (@JDVance1) February 16, 2023
When asked by a resident at a town hall Wednesday night where Buttigieg is during the crisis, East Palestine Mayor Trent Conaway responded, “I don’t know. Your guess is as good as me.”
He also told attendees that Tuesday was the first time he had “heard anything from the White House.”
East Palestine, OH has been wondering where @PeteButtigieg is in the wake of a toxic spill there.
Mayor Trent Conaway: “I don’t know. Your guess is as good as me.”
Conaway told the press “Everybody’s concerned. I’m concerned!” and said he needs “help.”pic.twitter.com/nN9xWBibDJ
— Julia 🇺🇸 (@Jules31415) February 16, 2023
Buttigieg took ten days to say anything about the accident in Ohio and even then appeared to shift some of the blame onto the Trump administration. He claimed on Tuesday that his agency had taken a series of steps to improve rail safety through “historic investments,” but whined it was constrained by the Trump administration’s actions.
“We’re constrained by law on some areas of rail regulation (like the braking rule withdrawn by the Trump administration in 2018 because of a law passed by Congress in 2015), but we are using the powers we do have to keep people safe,” Buttigieg tweeted.
We’re constrained by law on some areas of rail regulation (like the braking rule withdrawn by the Trump administration in 2018 because of a law passed by Congress in 2015), but we are using the powers we do have to keep people safe. https://t.co/xRyyYpGOwd
— Secretary Pete Buttigieg (@SecretaryPete) February 14, 2023
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