(Washington, D.C., February 1, 2021) – U.S. Senator Roger Marshall, M.D., issued the following statement after voting against the nomination of Pete Buttigieg to be the U.S. Secretary of Transportation:
“Pete Buttigieg lacks the experience necessary to oversee the U.S. Department of Transportation. Fixing municipal potholes and managing bus routes in no way equates to what he will oversee at DOT,” said Senator Marshall. “It is troubling that Pete Buttigieg has openly talked about using his post as a pulpit for social agenda items and supports the cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline, a move that will drive up the price of gas at the pump, cost thousands of jobs, crush our energy industry and put our country back on a path to dependence on foreign oil. Instead of eradicating American energy workers through government decree, the Biden Administration should take steps to grow our economy and continue down the path of American energy independence and economic recovery.”
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