It’s so rare that Democrats get called out for their hypocrisy on TV news that it’s newsworthy when it happens.
Pete Buttigieg recently appeared on CNBC and a reporter called him out, and Democrats for trying to brand pretty much everything as infrastructure.
Pete tried to spin his way out of it, but it didn’t work.
Real Clear Politics has a partial transcript:
JOE KERNEN, CNBC: You ever hear the expression all politics are local? So, you’re the Transportation Secretary now. We’re proposing a usage for the word infrastructure that Republicans would say includes every wishlist for the Democratic Party going back 50 years. Now, as the Transportation Secretary, do you just wish we look directly at what your domain is — roads, bridges, airports. Throw in some internet and wi-fi. Let’s do $7-800 billion with the Republicans, get it done, give me my infrastructure for transportation and do not try to do everything at once.
Tell me you believe that, but I know you won’t.
TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY PETE BUTTIGIEG: As the org chart goes, I’m the roads and bridges guy. The transportation part is the piece that I work on.
But when I think about why roads and bridges matter, the fundamental reason they matter is they make it possible for Americans to live lives of their choosing. Whether there is a good road to where you’re going is going to determine whether you can go to school, go to work, see your family.
I think the same thing is also true of the other, broader forms of infrastructure that we’re talking about. They’re all part of the foundation that makes it possible for us to live well. I don’t want to get bogged down in a semantic or philosophical argument of what to call something if it is a good policy. These are things the American people want.
Watch the video below:
CNBC's Joe Kernan calls out Transportation Secretary Buttigieg: You're claiming "everything under the sun is infrastructure" pic.twitter.com/2zMhjV3nlw
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Nice try, Pete.
Democrats are using infrastructure to push tons of unrelated items.