Pete Buttigieg Will Not Offer Explanation for Why He Took Almost Three Weeks to Visit East Palestine, Ohio

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and his press secretary avoided explanations as to why Buttigieg took almost three weeks to travel to East Palestine, Ohio, following a hazardous train derailment. Turning Point USA reporter Savanah Hernandez asked, “Why did it take you an entire two and a half weeks to actually get here to respond to East Palestine? Will you apologize to the residents of this city for the slow response?” The press secretary said she would not answer questions while the camera was on.

From Breitbart:

“I’m happy to have a conversation with you. I do not want to be on camera,” the press secretary responded. A man then told members of the press to put the cameras away, to which Hernandez responded it was a public area, and they were, therefore, allowed to have them rolling.

When pressed further, Buttigieg’s press secretary asserted that it was “a little bit aggressive” to answer questions to a camera and continued to refuse to do so, ultimately walking away.