Flights across the United States were grounded on Wednesday and no one seems to understand why.
Pete Buttigieg, our completely useless transportation secretary, doesn’t even know what’s going on, which comes as a surprise to no one.
It’s not clear what even qualifies Buttigieg for this job after being a small city mayor.
FOX News reports that people are losing patience with him:
FAA outage: Buttigieg responds to latest transportation crisis as he faces continued criticism
Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg says he is keeping abreast of the widespread technical issues plaguing the Federal Aviation Administration that grounded flights across the country.
The Federal Aviation Administration suffered a nationwide technical outage and ordered airlines to pause all domestic departures for more than an hour Tuesday morning.
“I have been in touch with FAA this morning about an outage affecting a key system for providing safety information to pilots,” Buttigieg wrote on social media Wednesday morning. “FAA is working to resolve this issue swiftly and safely so that air traffic can resume normal operations, and will continue to provide updates.”
“FAA has determined that the safety system affected by the overnight outage is fully restored, and the nationwide ground stop will be lifted effective immediately,” he wrote later. “I have directed an after-action process to determine root causes and recommend next steps.”
The outage comes as a result of the failure of the FAA’s NOTAM (Notice to Air Missions) system, which alerts pilots and other personnel about airborne issues and other delays at airports across the country.
I have been in touch with FAA this morning about an outage affecting a key system for providing safety information to pilots. FAA is working to resolve this issue swiftly and safely so that air traffic can resume normal operations, and will continue to provide updates.
— Secretary Pete Buttigieg (@SecretaryPete) January 11, 2023
When the government f’s up….it’s a glitch that happens all the time. 🙄 https://t.co/BEcW4BMusK
— ETW (@EricT_Wacker) January 11, 2023
I know it's not all his fault, but hard to argue that any Transportation Secretary in my lifetime has had a worse track record than @SecretaryPete
Ports, trucking, rail strike, Airline issues, Southwest debacle, etc, etc.
And he is literally NEVER around for these emergencies.
— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) January 11, 2023
I wonder which European country Buttigieg is tweeting this from. https://t.co/Blx0DLcnUR
— Kate Hyde (@KateHydeNY) January 11, 2023
He is just useless.