Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Thursday refused to explain why it took nearly three weeks to visit East Palestine, Ohio, ignoring press inquiries while his own press secretary refused to answer questions with cameras rolling.
Turning Point USA reporter Savanah Hernandez posted footage of Buttigieg’s visit to East Palestine, asking the official why it took him nearly three weeks to visit the area, where a fiery trail derailment and subsequent release of toxic chemicals left the community in disarray.
“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 reporter asked as Buttigieg ignored her, walking away. A woman then approached the reporter, identifying herself as Buttigieg’s press secretary.
“I don’t want to be on camera,…