- The Washington Times - Friday, April 2, 2021

Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg tried to burnish his “green” credentials Thursday by biking to a Cabinet meeting — after unloading it from an SUV near his intended destination.

CNN reporter DJ Judd, WFMZ-TV and social media users all posted the viral clip of Mr. Buttigieg‘s security team unloading the bike prior to a White House meeting.

“Caught in the act,” conservative author/filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza responded.

The film comes in the wake of the Democrat’s support for a “mileage tax” on drivers as a means of paying a $3 trillion infrastructure plan.

“I think that shows a lot of promise,” he told CNBC. “If we believe in that so-called user-pays principle — the idea that part of how we pay for roads is you pay based on how much you drive, the gas tax used to be the obvious way to do it. It’s not anymore, so a so-called vehicle miles traveled tax or mileage tax, whatever you want to call it, could be a way to do it.”

A request for comment by The Blaze on Mr. Buttigieg‘s “green” ride did not receive a response.

The story has been updated to remove an embedded tweet.


• Douglas Ernst can be reached at dernst@washingtontimes.com.

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