Republican Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has taken aim at Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and his spouse Chasten.
The Republican implored the two men to “stay out of our girls’ bathrooms” when she spoke at a rally headlined by former President Donald Trump.
“You know what? Pete Buttigieg can take his electric vehicles and his bicycles, and he and his husband can stay out of our girls’ bathrooms,” she said as the crowd cheered.
She also took another swipe at an LGBTQ topic when she laid the smackdown on college swimmer Lia Thomas.
“And old Lia Thomas, Lia’s going to have to remember his name is William, and he needs to go back to men’s swimming because we’re going to kick the biological men out of the women’s sports,” she said as the crowd cheered again.
Earlier this month Buttigieg suggested that people need to get expensive electric cars to combat rising gas prices.
“Clean transportation can bring significant cost savings for the American people as well,” he said during a speech. “Last month, we announced a $5 billion investment to build out a nationwide electric vehicle charging network so that people from rural to suburban to urban communities can all benefit from the gas savings of driving an EV.”
“Today is about how we can deliver cleaner air, a better climate, affordable transportation, and good jobs all at once,” he said.
Fox News reported:
Although the cost of electric vehicles has come down in recent years, they still remain out of reach for millions of Americans, with an average price hovering around $50,000.
EV’s also rely on raw materials like cobalt and lithium for their batteries. A surge in demand for EV’s would necessitate greater reliance on countries like Congo, Russia, and China which mine these materials.
Buttigieg’s remarks came as gas prices are surging across the U.S. as calls grow to ban imports of Russian oil over Moscow’s unprovoked military invasion of Ukraine.
Prices at the pump were rising long before the conflict but have increased faster since the start of the war.
The U.S. national average for a gallon of gasoline has soared 45 cents a gallon in the past week and topped $4.06 on Monday, according to auto club AAA.
Buttigieg served as the mayor of South Bend from 2012 to 2020. He was appointed transportation secretary by President Joe Biden early last year.
This is an excerpt from Conservative Brief.
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