Folks aren’t buying Buttigieg’s latest line on the supply chain crisis. The Transportation Secretary is under fire for trying – and failing – to spin the massive shipping delays and clogged harbors as a good thing for the Biden administration.
“Demand is up,” Buttigieg said, “because income is up, because the president has successfully guided this economy out of the teeth of a terrifying recession,” Mayor Pete told CNN.
Buttigieg also says the holidays “are going to be a lot better this year.”
“Because a year ago millions of Americans were sliding into poverty who now have jobs,” Buttigieg said. “And a year ago, a lot of us were gathering with loved ones over a screen.”
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) took issue with Buttigieg’s logic and challenged the Secretary on Twitter.
“Dem talking points: ‘The supply chain is broken down, goods can’t get in & inflation is skyrocketing…because things are so damn good. And this will continue. By winter, things will be so good … there will be no Christmas presents whatsoever!’ Cruz tweeted.
Sec. Buttigieg has received a lot of criticism lately for taking extended family leave during the transportation crisis. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) even told Buttigieg to “get back to work.”