Update: The Department of Transportation denies the allegation that it was all staged. They provided the following quote to Lead Stories:
Secretary Buttigieg rode his bike from DOT to the White House cabinet meeting and he rode his bike back to DOT after the meeting.
Democrats have certainly raised virtue signaling to a performance art.
CNN’s DJ Judd reported that Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg had ridden his bike to work, “it would appear.”
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg biked to the White House for today's Cabinet Meeting, it would appear. pic.twitter.com/XfYRB3COqm
— DJ Judd (@DJJudd) April 1, 2021
Buttigieg himself seconded the CNN White House reporter picking up his propaganda.
Great way to get around! https://t.co/UdDdhxBgnD
— Secretary Pete Buttigieg (@SecretaryPete) April 2, 2021
So nice they work hand-in-hand that way — does CNN get a cut for the promotion?
But, of course, there’s a basic story that is not being told by CNN, but it’s there if you look at the video.
“It would appear” from the video that he was driven close to where he had to go for a cabinet meeting in the SUV, then took the bike out and rode the rest of the way accompanied by someone on an e-bike, as well as what looks like at least a couple of SUVs.
So what you see is propaganda being caught in real-time. But rather than reporting it as the propaganda it was, CNN just tweeted out that Buttigieg rode to the Cabinet meeting without saying he was really driven there.
Exactly how much more of a carbon footprint did all this virtue signaling result in than just driving into work, with all those other people and SUVs? But hey, he had his mask on, riding outside, right?
— Michael Tammero (@FOXlightMichael) April 2, 2021
Pete Buttigieg's dog and pony show.
Use an armored Suburban to bring a bike within a short distance of the destination. Unload it and ride in with a security detail in tow, pretending to save energy. 🙄 pic.twitter.com/Pxynakrl59
— Tim Xeriland (@Xeriland) April 1, 2021
Pete Buttigieg is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I’ve ever known in my life.
— Cody Pokigo (@CodyPokigo) April 2, 2021
It would appear this is performative nonsense. He has the bike hauled in by a Suburban. It sat there idling and follows along for the short ride to the WH. What's the point? https://t.co/z34R3TLgBX
— Jay Caruso (@JayCaruso) April 2, 2021
With a convoy of SUVs following him… https://t.co/lBuGsd9a72
— JT Lewis (@thejtlewis) April 1, 2021
Everything the left does is a PR stunt, everything.
— Kristy Swanson (@KristySwansonXO) April 2, 2021
Meanwhile, while he’s engaging in this performative preaching, he’s had no problem with kicking people out of their jobs with Joe Biden shutting down the Keystone XL pipeline. They can just find other jobs. And he has no problem with driving gas prices up and taxing us more on gas because it’s all for the greater climate good.