Now that Pete Buttigieg is Biden’s transportation secretary, he makes a big show of riding his bike to work.
But he was recently caught on video taking his bike out of the back of an SUV a short distance from work.
Is his little bike ride to work just something he does for show?
FOX News reports:
Buttigieg mocked after security seen unloading bike from SUV at White House
Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg was accused by conservative critics of attempting to stage a photo op on Thursday after a video showed security staffers unloading his bike from an SUV at the White House.
In a video captured by CNN White House correspondent DJ Judd, the security personnel are seen removing the bike from the back of the vehicle. A pair of SUVs then followed close behind Buttigieg as he biked toward his destination.
A longer video posted by local news outlet WFMZ-TV provided additional footage of the security personnel unloading the bike. A third video uploaded by SCOTUS Blog staffer Katie Barlow showed Buttigieg biking out of the complex.
Buttigieg participated in President Biden’s first Cabinet meeting at the White House. The videos of his bike trip drew criticism and mockery from conservatives.
See the video below:
Pete Buttigieg's dog and pony show.
Use an armored Suburban to bring a bike within a short distance of the destination. Unload it and ride in with a security detail in tow, pretending to save energy. 🙄 pic.twitter.com/Pxynakrl59
— Tim Xeriland (@Xeriland) April 1, 2021
None of what you see is real. https://t.co/pgsWhclDqT
— Jesse Kelly (@JesseKellyDC) April 2, 2021
Caught in the act.https://t.co/Dzb89u0P5O
— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) April 2, 2021
At least John Kerry had the balls to just say he flies private because he's more important than you https://t.co/Yoanjs5Mpc
— Noah Pollak (@NoahPollak) April 2, 2021