Pete Buttigieg Honors 'Indigenous People's Day' While Country at Transportation Standstill

Pete Buttigieg Honors 'Indigenous People's Day' While Country at Transportation Standstill


Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg took time to celebrate “Indigenous Peoples’ Day,” traditionally known as Columbus Day, while the country remains at a standstill with supply chain issues, as ports are backed up, shipping companies struggle to find truck drivers, and certain airlines cancel hundreds of flights, partially due to staffing shortages.

“This Indigenous Peoples’ Day, @USDOT honors the history, culture, and achievements of Native Americans and recognizes our role in ensuring Indigenous people have ready access to safe, reliable transportation services,” Buttigieg said, triggering a wave of backlash from social media users who criticized him for seemingly ignoring the mounting transportation issues occurring across the country:

This Indigenous Peoples’ Day, @USDOT honors the history, culture, and achievements of Native Americans and recognizes our role

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