Sen. Ted Cruz: ‘Cruelty Is the Point’ of Transportation Sec. Buttigieg's Praise of the ‘Pain’ of High Gas Prices

Craig Bannister | July 19, 2022 | 4:37pm EDT
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“The cruelty is the point,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) responded Tuesday, after Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg touted the “benefit” – to some Americans – of increasing the “pain” suffered by people who don’t own electric vehicles.

“The more pain we are all experiencing from the high price of gas, the more benefit there is for those who can access electric vehicles,” Transportation Secretary testified at a House hearing on Tuesday.

As MRCTV notes, indifference to the hardship that higher prices inflict on average Americans is nothing new to Biden’s administration:

“Pete Buttigieg, the brilliant mastermind who brought us the gas tax and the notion that everyone who can’t afford gas should just buy a $60,000 electric car, is the latest in the Biden administration to brush off the crippling prices Americans are paying at the pump, saying that the more pain we all feel while fueling up our cars, the more ‘benefit’ all those Prius owners will have.

“When he isn’t taking months off to recover from his surrogate baby-mama's childbirth, Buttigieg is offering up nuggets of wisdom like this one, blurted Tuesday during a congressional hearing on high gas prices.”

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