Jordan questions Biden’s hiring of Pete Buttigieg amid East Palestine fallout
Why did President Joe Biden ever choose Pete Buttigieg to lead the Department of Transportation? That’s exactly what Rep. Jim Jordan took to Twitter to ask on Friday as Buttigieg continues to face criticism for his handling — or lack of — a train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio.
The Norfolk Southern derailment, which took place on Feb. 3, has prompted health and environmental concerns as many of the 38 involved cars spilled toxic chemicals, including vinyl chloride, butyl acrylate, isobutylene, and other harmful chemicals, into the nearby area.
Jordan, R-Ohio, suggested in a tweet that Buttigieg’s hiring “wasn’t a good idea” as he has “no transportation experience.”
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