Pete Buttigieg might not be working again after taking more than two months of paternity leave during the middle of the current supply chain crisis, but he has already chosen his next move.
Per The Hill, the derelict Sec. of Transportation wishes to further deflect from his absences by making Tucker Carlson’s previous criticisms an issue. Today, Buttigieg went on multiple Sunday news shows — not to talk about his failures, but to support paternity leave for men. I mean, it is not like the guy has a real job to do, right?
— The Hill (@thehill) October 24, 2021
During his Sunday interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Buttigeig stated that “paid family leave is crucial” and noted that “it is not a vacation.” Also, on CNN, he said it is something “every American should be allowed to do” when they have a new infant.
The nation is currently undergoing its worst supply-chain crisis after the 1970s and Buttigieg, whose role is to fix the problem, is making the rounds to discuss how wonderful it is that he vanished for multiple months. This boggles my mind, and it proves how little is really expected from these terrible government bureaucrats. Buttigieg failed as a mayor of a small town, because he had the right liberal beliefs. Now, we are seeing just how incapable he is.
Frankly, I just do not buy what Buttigieg is saying neither. I am not against full paid family leave. A couple of weeks, especially if there is a physically recovering mom at home. But more than two months, for a cabinet secretary who should be overseeing a crisis, is very excessive. It is an abuse of his job role and is taking advantage of American taxpayers. That he is so arrogant in defending his behaviour only makes things worse.
Buttigieg is not the Sec. of Labor. It’s not his job to push for paid family leave. It is his role to get the nation’s supply chain going again. Instead of being at war with Tucker Carlson on the weekend shows, he should be doing some real work, and if he can’t fulfill these duties, he should resign. None of this is difficult. Cabinet secretaries don’t have the luxury of stopping their work for months, or at least that is how it should be.
Author: Steven Sinclaire