‘When The Time Is Right’: Pete Buttigieg Makes Major Announcement While Attacking Trump Over East Palestine Train Disaster

Biden Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced Monday he will visit East Palestine, Ohio “when the time is right,” as the city is experiencing the disastrous consequences of a train derailment.

“I am very interested in getting to know the residents of East Palestine, hearing from them about how they’ve been impacted and communicating with them about the steps that we’re taking,” Buttigieg said on a Monday call, according to CNN. “But yes, when the time is right, I do plan to visit East Palestine. I don’t have a date for you right now.”

This comes after Pete Buttigieg said in an interview with Cleveland, Ohio’s WKYC, “I am planning to come. I’ve been careful to respect the independent role of the [National Transportation Safety Board] and stay out of their way, but we’re now entering the phase where it’s about policy. It’s about what my department does, which is ensuring that there’s a high standard for these railroad companies. I think an important part of that process is to be with the residents of East Palestine, to hear their stories, and to talk about the action that we’re taking right now.”

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In that same interview, he attacked Donald Trump, after the 45th President announced he would visit the community:

“I’ll just say this. One thing I learned early on in my time as a mayor dealing with a lot of disasters is that there are two kinds of people who show up when there’s a disaster: Folks who are there with a specific job to do and with action that’s going to make a difference. Then folks who want to look good. I’ll let people make their own decisions,” Buttigieg said.

Last week, Buttigieg absurdly tried to shift the blame away from himself — claiming Trump was the true cause of the disaster.

“We’re constrained by law on some areas of rail regulation (like the braking rule withdrawn by the Trump administration in 2018 because of a law passed by Congress in 2015), but we are using the powers we do have to keep people safe,” Buttigieg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.

The American people know the role Buttigieg played in the disaster. Indeed, recent reporting indicates East Palestine residents are not blaming Trump for what happened. They know he put America and her people first throughout the course of his presidency.

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