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Transportation IG Investigating Buttigieg Using Govt Planes for Personal Use

Transportation IG Investigating Buttigieg Using Govt Planes for Personal Use

The Fox News report in December 2022 found that Buttigieg took “at least 18 flights using taxpayer-funded private jets since taking office.”

It’s a bad day for Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. The Washington Post debunked his claim Trump is responsible for the Ohio train derailment.

Now the Transportation Inspector General opened an investigation into his usage of government planes for private use.

A Fox News Digital article on December 12, 2022, exposed Buttigieg. Sen. Marco Rubio sparked the investigation when he requested the IG look into the data cited by Fox News.

The IG will investigate data from 2017 to now. Gotta stick the Trump administration in there!

The memo is only two paragraphs:

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has a fleet of aircraft that are operated and maintained by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) personnel. FAA uses these aircraft to perform multiple missions, including transportation for DOT and FAA senior executives. The Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) guidance1 to executive department heads allows executives to travel on Government aircraft but with restrictions. The guidance states that, to minimize cost and improve the management and use of Government aviation resources, Government aircraft shall be used only for official travel or on a space available basis, subject to certain policies and authorizations. This applies to all Government-owned, leased, chartered, and rental aircraft and related services operated by executive agencies.

On December 16, 2022, citing news reports regarding the Secretary of Transportation’s travel on Government aircraft, Senator Marco Rubio requested that we determine whether the Secretary’s use of Government aircraft for domestic and international travel complied with all applicable Federal regulations and DOT policies and procedures. Accordingly, we will conduct an audit to determine whether the Office of the Secretary complied with Federal regulations, policies, and procedures regarding executive travel on DOT aircraft. The audit will focus on official trips taken since January 31, 2017. We plan to begin this audit shortly and will contact your audit liaison to schedule an entrance conference. We will conduct our work at DOT headquarters and other sites as needed.

The Fox News report found that Buttigieg took “at least 18 flights using taxpayer-funded private jets since taking office.” He took these flights to Florida, Ohio, New Hampshire, other states, and out of the country. The report also said the data “align with Buttigieg’s schedule of external and public engagements obtained by government watchdog group Americans for .”

During his short tenure, Trump’s then-HHS Secretary Tom Price came under fire for using 26 private jets. His flights cost taxpayers $1.2 million. Price resigned after House Democrats and Republicans Oversight Committee members opened an investigation.

Trump Transportation Secretary Elaine Choi used the same jets seven times in 2017, costing $94,000.

We don’t know how much Buttigieg costs the taxpayers. The FAA charges agencies almost $5,000 per hour.


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Come on now. Can’t you see how he feels the pain of the Amazon employees being asked to show up at the office 3 days a week. He needs to use more of these private jets. If his personal time is not really “special”, how can he possibly be effective at his job. /s

Pete Buttplug can’t perform deviant sexual acts on a crowded commercial flight, but could on a small private flight. Just saying.

He’s a homosexual. He will get away with it.

Tom Prize resigned so why are they going back to 1/2017
I know but, I want to know how many pieces of luggage did he steal?

Asking for a
Nuclear waste specialist, real

Just to clarify, government-owned bicycles showing no unusual wear?

Beto, but with a husband and a better education. Completely incompetent. All image. Wasteful to the core. Yes, he can sound smart to those hungry to swallow, but he’s so easy to see through. He has no empathy for others, a trait of too many progressives. He’s the progressive fraud of the day. If it’s Tuesday it must be Belgium.

What a corrupt little toad. What a tiny little boy.

Seems like they are preempting him for ’24

He’s just another lazy, inept government goody grabber. Hopefully unemployed soon.

Lucifer Morningstar | February 27, 2023 at 11:26 pm

So if Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is found to have misused government transportation for his own personal needs will he be required to reimburse the government at the current going rate (~$5,000/hr) for the usage of in violation of the regulations? Or will he just be told not to do it anymore and that will be it.

I’m thinking nothing will really come of this as democrats aren’t held accountable to the law/regulations that govern everyone else.

Looks like the Obama/Rice nexus in charge of the Biden Assisting Living Center has officially deemed this dope to be no longer needed. He’s being shuffled off to South Bend, or Provincetown, or San Francisco. Good riddance to this condescending leftist fool.

Perhaps he will claim that self-abuse is not personal use.

What does anyone expect in an administration that does not give a damn for qualifications or merit, but only cares about the check marks for wokeness and deviancy?
If Sweet Mayor Pete was a straght white man, he would never have been a mayor, much less a cabinet secretary!

The irony of transgenderism in transportation.

Would it be crazy to expect he may someday declare: “I’m not even gay! My husband is!” as he is chased out of DC?

Before Pete there was Joe.

Guy made a career of deflecting every criticism as a homophobic attack. Basically evaporated after the income tax thing. I notice that this article ignored the federal issues.