Buttigieg Continues Wasteful Government Jet-Set Ways

Source: Independent Institute
by K Lloyd Billingsley

“As we noted, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is fond of taking trips on private jets funded by taxpayers. As Fox News reports, this wasteful activity is worse than taxpayers imagined. Last April 7, Buttigieg flew on a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) government jet from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to an executive airport near New York City. Later that same day, Buttigieg returned to Washington on the same jet, a Cessna Citation 560XL, to attend a White House meeting. During the short trip, Buttigieg had a 40-minute meeting with Deborah Archer, president of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which is not a branch of government. That was followed by a 20-minute meeting with Department of Transportation employees and a one-hour radio interview with the ‘Breakfast Club.’ This was not an isolated case.” (01/12/23)