Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg had a rough go of it Sunday as he appeared on CBS’ “Face the Nation” to first blame recent air turbulence on climate change, as RedState’s Ward Clark reported. Then he flailed like a beached fish trying to explain why the Biden administration has only built eight electrical vehicle charging stations despite the fact they’ve promised over half a million by 2030.

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For the love of Pete. 


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Buttigieg channeled his inner Kamala Harris as he struggled to explain simple concepts:

Buttigieg appeared Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” where he tried to ease doubts about reaching Biden’s goal of 500,000 chargers by the end of the decade when asked why it wasn’t happening more quickly.

“Now, in order to do a charger, it’s more than just plugging a small device into the ground,” the secretary said. “There’s utility work, and this is also really a new category of federal investment. But we’ve been working with each of the 50 states. 

“Seven or eight, though?” host Margaret Brennan said with a laugh.

“Again by 2030, 500,000 chargers,” Buttigieg maintained. “And the very first handful of chargers are now already being physically built.” 

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Even host Margaret Brennan couldn’t stifle a laugh as Mayor Pete claimed it’s a “really a new category of federal investing,” which is code for, “We have no freakin’ idea what we’re doing.” Biden has literally thrown billions at the project, and Americans have a grand total of eight stations to show for it:

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The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the massive infrastructure package Biden signed in 2021, earmarks $7.5 billion for EV charging programs while the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act expands tax credits for EVs and charger installations.

To date, only eight have been built since Biden signed the legislation, according to reporting by Autoweek

The electric vehicle push by Biden, governors like California’s Gavin Newsom, and others has faced tough headwinds lately. EV sales have declined dramatically, as the reality of ownership has sunk into consumers’ consciousness and demand has cratered. 


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If you’ve read my critiques of electric vehicles and “green energy” in the past, you might come to the conclusion that I’m anti-innovation and against technological breakthroughs. That, however, is not the case. I am very much in favor of developing new, more efficient ways of doing things—what I am not in favor of is the federal government trying to cram new tech down our throats before it is ready for prime time.

Biden’s war on energy has hit us all in the wallet (and made our nation less secure), and if and when they develop an electric or hybrid vehicle that is as reliable and easy to use as my current transportation, then I’ll gladly consider it.

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But when you have folks like Pete Buttigieg and Joe Biden in charge, it’s hard to have confidence in what they’re selling.

When even the liberal media lapdogs are calling you out…