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Chris Wallace Fact-Checks Pete Buttigieg Over Infrastructure During Live Interview — Twice

Reported by VIRGINIA KRUTA, ASSOCIATE EDITOR | April 11, 2021


Chris Wallace and Pete Buttigieg appear on "Fox News Sunday." Screenshot/Fox

“Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace challenged Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg directly over his claims about President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan. Wallace asked Buttigieg about claims that the United States ranked 13th in infrastructure as well as claims that the proposed infrastructure plan would create some 19 million jobs. 

“I want to start with a fact-check of how the Biden administration is selling this plan,” Wallace began, noting that several administration officials and Biden himself had claimed that the United States ranked 13th in the world in infrastructure. Wallace went on to point out that many of the countries ranked higher — such as Singapore, Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates — were too small to truly be comparable.

“Of the 10 largest countries … the U.S. actually ranks first,” Wallace continued. “So secretary, not to say that everything is fine, but why not be straight about the actual conditions here in the U.S. to the American people?”

“Well, the American people already know that our infrastructure needs a lot of work,” Buttigieg replied, arguing that everyone who’s driven on America’s roads and bridges understands the need for a comprehensive plan to fix them.

“We don’t have a lot of work to do to persuade the American people that U.S. infrastructure needs major improvement. The American people already know it and that’s one of the reasons why there is such extraordinary Republican and independent and Democratic support for this package among the American people,” Buttigieg added.

“Not necessarily in Congress, however,” Wallace replied before pivoting to offer up a second fact-check.

“I want to give you another fact-check. All of you in the Biden administration have been selling this plan as a huge jobs creator,” Wallace said, sharing a video of Buttigieg from a week earlier touting the plan and claiming that it would create 19 million jobs. “But it turns out the study you are citing from Moody’s Analytics says the economy will add 16.3 million jobs without the infrastructure bill and 2.7 million more with it. So it doesn’t, as you said last Sunday, create 19 million jobs. Again, Secretary Buttigieg, why mislead folks?”

“You’re right, I should have been more precise,” Buttigieg agreed, saying that the real takeaway was that there would be more jobs created with the plan than without it.

“Two million, not 19 million,” Wallace pushed back.

“According to that Moody’s analysis, 2.7 million additional jobs if we pass this package — just further proof that it’s good for the economy and taken as a whole it’s going to add jobs compared to doing nothing,” Buttigieg repeated his point, prompting Wallace to ask whether it was fair to say that he and others within the administration had “exaggerated the jobs impact.”

“Look, there are a lot of different analyses about just how many million jobs this is going to create,” Buttigieg pushed back, but Wallace interrupted. 

“Secretary, you’re the one who cited Moody’s Analytics as 19 million and it’s actually 2.7 million, which is a bunch, but it’s not what you said,” he said.

“It’s part of a scenario that Moody’s says will create 19 million jobs,” Buttigieg insisted, once again repeating that the real message was that passing the plan would ultimately create more jobs than not passing it. “Why wouldn’t we want America to create 2.7 million more jobs?”

Pete Buttigieg Called Out By His Own Brother-in-Law on Tucker: “Anti-God”

Posted By   | February 20, 2020

Pete Buttigieg’s own brother-in-law, Pastor Rhyan Glezman, slammed the Democrat’s presidential campaign during an appearance on Tucker Carlson Tonight on Wednesday. Glezman, the brother of Buttigieg’s husband, Chasten Buttigieg(It’s probably safe to say Glezman doesn’t agree with Buttigieg’s lifestyle), takes offense at Mayor Pete’s use of Christian language and invocation of biblical teachings in his campaign.

Glezman slammed Buttigieg’s support of unrestricted abortion. Watch the segment here:

I’m just in a state of lament when you hear that we have someone running for commander in chief who can’t make a moral decision on whether to keep a child after it’s already been born or to have it killed. What kind of moral suggestions is he going to be given if he can’t come to an understanding of that? It’s just, it’s alarming.”

Buttigieg has made frequent Christianity-based attacks on conservatives throughout his campaign.

Pastor Glezman wasn’t willing to give even the slightest free pass to his moralizing brother-in-law, flat out calling out Buttigieg as an anti-Christian candidate in his conversation with Tucker.

Just everything that Pete is pushing is, it’s anti-God. I’m just going to be honest with you. Nothing lines up with Scripture for him to make cases like to say that you cannot be a Christian and vote for Trump. He’s the one that is openly contradicting God’s word over and over.”

After a strong performance in the Iowa Caucuses, the elite Democrat has somewhat fallen off the map, the wind in his sails stolen by megabillionaire centrist Michael Bloomberg.

Today’s FOUR Politically INCORRECT Cartoons by A.F. Branco

A.F. Branco Cartoon – Little Big Man

Mike Bloomberg needs a booster stool to level the Democrat primary playing field or maybe rise above the rest.
Bloomberg Booster StoolPolitical cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2020.

A.F. Branco Cartoon – Decorated

Vindman fired from the White House for good reason. President Trump can’t trust him.
VindmanPolitical cartoon by A.F. Branco

A.F. Branco Cartoon – U.N. Human Rights Sham


U.N. Human Rights CouncilThe U.N. Human Rights Council is made up of human rights violating thugs who are against Israel. Political cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2020.

A.F. Branco Cartoon – Prayer Request

Rush Limbaugh has been diagnosed with lung cancer, so we pray for his speedy recovery. Our nation needs him now more than ever.
Prayers For Rush LimbaughPolitical cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2020.
More A.F. Branco Cartoons at The Daily Torch.

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A.F. Branco has taken his two greatest passions, (art and politics) and translated them into the cartoons that have been popular all over the country, in various news outlets including “Fox News”, MSNBC, CBS, ABC and “The Washington Post.” He has been recognized by such personalities as Dinesh D’Souza, James Woods, Sarah Palin, Larry Elder, Lars Larson, the great El Rushbo, and has had his toons tweeted by President Trump.

Is Booty Judge Toast? The Left Just Tossed Buttigieg Under Their Psycho Bus

Written by K. Walker on June 24, 2019

Stick a fork in his campaign, it seems that the Media(D) have decided that “Mayor Pete” is done.

Well, duh. We could have told you that. The Media(D) — always late to the party.

The Mayor of South Bend, Indiana started off pretty strong, with his intersectional street cred as a married gay man, but then… he jumped the shark. He started morally preening that his brand of Christianity was so much better than President Trump or Vice President Mike Pence, with whom, until recently he had a cordial relationship with.

But, strangely, Buttigieg’s brand of Christianity is apparently totes kewl with women killing their babies in the third trimester. 

None of that made Mayor Pete unpalatable to the Left. Nor was it his weird comment to Axios that “statistically” there has already been a gay president.

The Media(D) lapped that stuff up and speculated on the possible homosexuality of Presidents James Buchanan and Abraham Lincoln. They even cited historians. How precious.

So, what was it that turned the Media(D) off of the guy that replaced Robert Francis O’Rourke as the Progressive heartthrob du jour?

Simple — race relations. Buttigieg didn’t throw the police under the bus after a black man, who was allegedly brandishing a large knife, was shot and killed by a white police officer in South Bend on Father’s Day. The officer’s body camera was off, but there was a video that went viral, and locals are outraged. Due to the camera being off, it is unclear what exactly happened, and the officer didn’t turn on the camera even after the man, Eric Logan, was shot.

The Indy Star reports, “On June 16, 54-year-old Eric Jack Logan, who is black, was fatally wounded by white South Bend Police Sgt. Ryan O’Neill during the investigation of a series of vehicle thefts.” The article summarizes what happened:

According to the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s office, the investigation began shortly before 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 16. Police were called to the 100 block of North William Street after dispatch received a report of a suspicious person going through cars.

O’Neill responded to the scene and confronted a man, later identified as Logan, who police said was partially in a vehicle in the Central High School Apartments parking lot.

Officials said Logan stepped out of the vehicle with a knife in his hand and approached O’Neill with the weapon raised. O’Neill stepped back and ordered Logan to drop the weapon, police say.

Police said when Logan did not comply, O’Neill fired his service weapon and struck Logan.

Source: Indy Star

On Friday, Mayor Pete said that there wasn’t evidence of racist behavior in front of about 150 Black Lives Matter protesters, and well, it didn’t go over so well… The 2020 hopeful was struggling to maintain control of the small group.

“I’m mad because my brother died,” a protester, who claimed to be the brother of the man who was shot, is heard shouting at Buttigieg on the video. “People are getting tired of you letting your officers do whatever they want to do.”

“I have been here all my life, and you have not done a damn thing about me or my son or none of these people out here,” a woman claiming to be the deceased’s mother added. “It’s time for you to do something.”

That’s when it got really awkward.

Source: Daily Wire


The townhall event that Mayor Pete held instead of campaigning was just horrendous and raises questions about his ability to handle an angry crowd.

Watch the NBC News report:

Buttigieg, as a Progressive, is in a real pickle. The identity politics crowd wants him to quickly condemn the officer as racist, but it’s unclear if that is the case. Also, Eric Logan, the man that was shot, was wielding a large knife. Presumably, the officer thought that he was at risk. However, without the body camera footage, we’re all led to speculate on what exactly happened.

The Media(D) are now wondering if Mayor Pete can handle the Big League. Chuck Todd and the NBC panel on Meet the Press just raked him over the coals on Sunday. Check it out.

The Media(D) is now saying that Mayor Pete will no longer be judged by the way he presents himself but on his actual record. According to them, his record is “problematic” because the police force has become “whiter” under his leadership. How very regressive, eh?

The Indy Star also reports that Mayor Pete’s relationship with the black community in South Bend has been a rocky one.

Buttigieg has faced criticism for his handling of other shootings involving police officers and for a lack of diversity in the police department. In a city where roughly 40% of residents are black or Hispanic, the department is almost 90% white.

His relationship with African Americans in South Bend has often been rocky. He faced criticism his first year in office after demoting the city’s popular, first African American police chief, Darryl Boykins, over his handling of an illegal police phone-tapping incident that drew the attention of federal authorities. Boykins, who has denied wrongdoing, eventually sued and settled with the city out of court, with neither side admitting fault.

Buttigieg also started a program to demolish 1,000 vacant homes in 1,000 days. Community advocates in poorer, often African-American or Hispanic neighborhoods soon began to complain that the city was being too aggressive in issuing fines to property owners, sometimes tens of thousands of dollars, and demolishing buildings over code enforcement issues.

Source: Indy Star

The Media(D) talking heads are more fickle than a gaggle of Junior High girls. They’ve scratched off the names of Buttigieg, Beto, and Biden from their binders and they’re looking for a new crush. Seems to me the “B” names aren’t so hot these days. Look out, Spartacus “Jazz Hands” Booker,  you just might be the next one to get dumped!

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