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Republican Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has taken aim at Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and his spouse Chasten.
The firebrand Republican implored the two men to “stay out of our girls’ bathrooms” when she spoke at a rally headlined by former President Donald Trump.
“You know what? Pete Buttigieg can take his electric vehicles and his bicycles, and he and his husband can stay out of our girls’ bathrooms,” she said as the crowd cheered.
She also took another swipe at an LGBTQ topic when she laid the smackdown on college swimmer Lia Thomas.
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“And old Lia Thomas, Lia’s going to have to remember his name is William, and he needs to go back to men’s swimming because we’re going to kick the biological men out of the women’s sports,” she said as the crowd cheered again.
Earlier this month Buttigieg suggested that people need to get expensive electric cars to combat rising gas prices.
“Clean transportation can bring significant cost savings for the American people as well,” he said during a speech. “Last month, we announced a $5 billion investment to build out a nationwide electric vehicle charging network so that people from rural to suburban to urban communities can all benefit from the gas savings of driving an EV.”
“Today is about how we can deliver cleaner air, a better climate, affordable transportation, and good jobs all at once,” he said.
Fox News reported:
Although the cost of electric vehicles has come down in recent years, they still remain out of reach for millions of Americans, with an average price hovering around $50,000.
EV’s also rely on raw materials like cobalt and lithium for their batteries. A surge in demand for EV’s would necessitate greater reliance on countries like Congo, Russia, and China which mine these materials.
Buttigieg’s remarks came as gas prices are surging across the U.S. as calls grow to ban imports of Russian oil over Moscow’s unprovoked military invasion of Ukraine.
Prices at the pump were rising long before the conflict but have increased faster since the start of the war.
The U.S. national average for a gallon of gasoline has soared 45 cents a gallon in the past week and topped $4.06 on Monday, according to auto club AAA.
It is simple for Buttigieg to tell everyday people to get an expensive electric car when you consider he accepted some $250,000 in gifts and donations from mayoral candidates who later took in tens of millions in grant money he is doling out as part of a $210 billion infrastructure fund, a report noted last month.
According to the Daily Mail, “Buttigieg’s top political donors received millions of dollars in city contracts after giving thousands to his campaigns while he was mayor of South Bend, Indiana.”
“Buttigieg’s political action committees took money from 23 companies who then got jobs from South Bend’s Board of Public Works whose members he appointed, documents obtained by” the outlet revealed.
On two separate occasions, said the report, Buttigieg, who at one time was a 2020 Democratic presidential contender, took in donations on the same day companies were awarded contracts.
The report adds:
Other city contractors gifted the mayor cigars, alcohol, and golf trips worth hundreds of dollars.
The companies, their executives, and spouses donated a total of $253,750 to Buttigieg’s campaigns and received a total of at least $33,310,426 in city contracts between 2011 and 2019.
After Buttigieg appointed one former company executive to the city’s Public Works department, the firm was then handed multiple infrastructure jobs and became one of Mayor Pete’s largest donors.
Buttigieg served as the mayor of South Bend from 2012 to 2020. He was appointed transportation secretary by President Joe Biden early last year.