OAN’s James Meyers
12:05 PM – Thursday, November 9, 2023
House Republicans approved a measure that would make Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg’s salary a measly $1.
The bill that was introduced by Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), was passed in a voice vote as an amendment to the 2024 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, the standalone funding bill for the General Services Administration and the Securities and Exchange Commission.
“I’m proud to announce my amendment to FIRE Pete Buttigieg just PASSED the House. Pothole Pete staged fake bike rides to the White House and used private planes funded by taxpayers to receive awards for the way certain people have sex,” Greene said in a social media post Tuesday. “American taxpayers should not be on the hook for paying for his lavish trips or his salary.”
“Pete Buttigieg doesn’t do his job. It’s all about fake photo ops and taxpayer-funded private jet trip to accept LGBTQ awards for him,” Greene added. “I’m happy my amendment passed, but he doesn’t deserve a single penny.”
However, the measure would have to be approved by the full House and will unlikely be approved by the Senate.
This comes after Greene, back in September, proposed another amendment slashing the pay for Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.
Buttigieg has faced several criticisms during his tenure, for multiple instances of mass commercial airline cancellations and a pilot shortage.
Furthermore, Buttigieg has used government-managed private jets on at least 18 occasions since taking office. Those flights caused an ongoing inspector investigation, costing taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars, according to Americans for Public Trust (APT).
“Secretary Buttigieg continues to blow off the American people who simply want to know the true cost of his taxpayer-funded private jet trips,” APT Executive Director Caitlin Sutherland told Fox News Digital on Tuesday. “After multiple FOIA requests, a lawsuit, and an ongoing inspector general investigation, Buttigieg’s office still refuses to provide vital details about using a private government jet for a swing state tour, which appears more akin to campaigning than official DOT business.
Buttigieg also faced heavy scrutiny last year after he vacationed in Portugal, while his agency and the White House were locked in heavy negotiations with rail workers unions to not go on strike, which could have impacted the economy significantly.
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