Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has doubled down on his out-of-touch messaging to Americans who are struggling to pay skyrocketing prices at the pump.
Last month, "Mayor Pete" made headlines when he said (in all seriousness) that the obvious solution for dealing with insanely high gas prices is to just go buy an electric vehicle. Maybe Mayor Pete doesn't realize that most of us can't afford to buy a new car at all, let alone an EV that costs "roughly $10,000 higher than the overall industry average," according to Kelley Blue Book.
Now, our tone-deaf transportation secretary has let Americans know that we all need to get used to "wild price hikes" until we "achieve a form of energy independence that is based on clean energy."
People on Twitter had a little something to say in response. Maybe Mayor Pete should pay attention this time.