Pete Buttigieg Uses “The View” Appearance To Link Climate Hype To Massive Infrastructure Spending

The Biden administration’s Transportation Secretary, Pete Buttigieg, used his appearance on ABC’s “The View” on June 30 to tout the Democrats’ ongoing mission to connect every weather-related issue to the catastrophic climate disaster required by their narrative for total government control of the American economy. Buttigieg also took the opportunity to combine his view of the climate with his perceived need for unprecedented infrastructure spending. Never mind that the Secretary’s idea of “infrastructure” goes beyond roads and bridges.

Buttigieg’s appearance appeared to build on his other recent efforts to persuade Congress to pass a comprehensive infrastructure bill alongside a reconciliation bill that would unleash yet more unprecedented spending on a wish list of Democrat initiatives that would otherwise face increased scrutiny.

“We’ve got to do two things. One, we’ve got to make our infrastructure more resilient because this is going to keep happening. So, we’ve got to make sure that our roads and our bridges are designed for rising sea levels and more heatwaves,” Buttigieg said.

“But the second thing we’ve got to do, we’ve got to stop it from getting any worse. That’s why it’s important to make sure that we help Americans afford and drive electric vehicles. It’s why we have to make sure we have alternatives like transit and make sure it’s easier for people to get around without having to bring a vehicle sometimes, depending on where you’re going,” he added.

Buttigieg did not receive any pushback on the idea that electric vehicles solve climate problems, even considering electric cars create greater environmental impacts and suffer more failures and breakdowns than gas-powered vehicles during extreme weather conditions.

Buttigieg’s appearance appeared to build on his other recent efforts to persuade Congress to pass a comprehensive infrastructure bill alongside a reconciliation bill that would unleash yet more unprecedented spending on a wish list of Democrat initiatives that would otherwise face increased scrutiny.

Politico reported favorably on this argument on June 29, reporting on Buttigieg’s public statements just before his View appearance. “We want to get both [bills] through because we view them as in people’s lives, these things are linked, right? You don’t think about your cost of transportation one month, and then the next month, you think about the cost of child care. People are living these things all at the same time, and Congress is dealing with these things all at the same time.”

The administration certainly knows that pushing a hugely unpopular spending bill to cover a more palatable basic infrastructure package will enhance its chances. However, that leaves the White House with Secretary Buttigieg as its primary spokesperson for its version of infrastructure spending. Buttigieg at least knows where he can go to find a sympathetic panel in front of a large audience of daytime television viewers.