Talk about creepy!
An investigative reporter for Daily Caller News Foundation (DCNF) confronted Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on the East Palestine response.
“What do you have to say to the folks in Ohio, East Palestine, who are suffering right now?” DCNF investigative reporter Jennie Taer said in a video she posted to Twitter.
“Well, I’d refer you to about a dozen interviews I’ve given today, and if you’d like to arrange a conversation be sure to reach out to our press office,” Buttigieg responded.
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“You don’t have a message for them?” Taer asked.
“I do, and I shared it with the press many times today. I’d refer you to those comments,” Buttigieg answered.
“Do you mind sharing it with us?” Taer questioned.
“No, I’m going to refer you to the comments I made to the press because right now I’m taking some personal time and walking down the street,” he said.
“Are you going down there?” she asked Buttigieg.
“Yep, I am,” he replied.
“When are you going?” she questioned.
“I’ll share that when I’m ready,” Buttigieg said.
The clip ends with Buttigieg creepily asking to take a photo of Taer.
“Can I get a photo of you?” Buttigieg asked.
“I asked Secretary Buttigieg about the crisis in East Palestine and I guess he didn’t like that so he took a pic of me. Im just doing my job, sir,” Jennie Taer tweeted.
I asked Secretary Buttigieg about the crisis in East Palestine and I guess he didn’t like that so he took a pic of me. Im just doing my job, sir. @DailyCaller pic.twitter.com/HjKNgF25FJ
— Jennie Taer (@JennieSTaer) February 22, 2023
Daily Caller reported:
Buttigieg announced he would visit East Palestine during a Tuesday interview with Good Morning America co-host George Stephanopoulos, but did not give a timeframe. Former President Donald Trump announced Friday he would visit East Palestine Wednesday.
A train carrying toxic chemicals derailed near East Palestine, Ohio, Feb. 3, prompting evacuations and shelter-in-place orders as authorities moved to address the release of the chemicals.
Buttigieg, a former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has come under fire for his handling of the derailment, including for not discussing the derailment in public until posting a thread on Twitter on Feb. 13. That same day, Buttigieg expressed concern about the demographics of construction workers.
“The residents of East Palestine are asking when you are going to pay them a visit. What have you got to say to that?” Buttigieg was asked in an MSNBC interview.
“So I am planning to visit. I have followed the norm in the first days of the crash response of staying out of the way of the independent NTSB,” Buttigieg responded.
"The residents of East Palestine are asking when you are going to pay them a visit. What have you got to say to that?"
PETE BUTTIGIEG: "So I am planning to visit. I have followed the norm…" pic.twitter.com/XhDSEMnWQQ
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) February 21, 2023
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