One of the most perplexing hypocrisies in the Democrat party these days is their absolute hate for Elon Musk despite wanting to promote electric vehicles and green energy. It’s pretty much undisputed with the public that “green technology” was just a liberal dream until Musk figured out how to bring it to the masses. Now Transportations Secretary Pete Buttigieg has finally given up the charade and given the Tesla CEO the credit he deserves.
According to a report from DailyMail,
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg praised Elon Musk’s Tesla for sparking the electric vehicle revolution in the United States – the first time the Biden administration has talked about the carmaker in such terms.
During a recent interview, Buttigieg said that Tesla is the largest manufacturer of EVs in the country and seemed to walk a fine line of trying to avoid favoring one company over another – despite previous White House statements and actions that were more explicit in snubbing Tesla.
‘Look, we’re– as a regulator, we call balls and strikes. And we regulate to make sure that they’re compliant with the laws. We don’t cheer for one company over another. Tesla is the largest producer of EVs in the country,’ the transportation secretary said in the Yahoo! Finance interview.
Here is the interview with Buttigieg:
‘They’ve played a remarkable role in propelling EV revolution. There are many companies that are doing remarkable work.’
Musk responded with ‘cool’ when a Twitter user tagged him in a story about Buttigieg’s comments.
When President Biden invited automakers to promote electric vehicles for an event in August 2021, Tesla wasn’t included, and analysts at the time noted that the event – to mark an executive order focused on increasing EV car production – was focused on unionized firms. Organized labor isn’t a factor at Tesla’s factories.
At that time, sources told CNBC that Musk was not invited to any meetings with other corporate leaders in the electric vehicle industry because Biden’s advisors worry the eccentric executive will say something that might embarrass the president or administration.
However, Musk said that if he were ever invited to the White House, Biden has ‘nothing to worry about. I would do the right thing.’
Biden further inflamed the situation in November when he claimed that GM CEO Mary Barra had ‘electrifying the entire auto industry’ – something that is at odds with the reality of Tesla’s leadership in the EV space.
During Biden’s State of the Union, he specifically lauded General Motors and Ford for their electric vehicle production and did not mention Tesla at all.
‘Ford is investing $11B to build electric vehicles—creating 11,000 jobs across the country. GM is making the largest investment in its history—$7B to build electric vehicles, creating 4,000 jobs in Michigan,’ the president’s Twitter account said on Tuesday night following his address.
Musk hit back to say that ‘no one was watching’ the address and responded on Twitter.
‘Tesla has created over 50,000 US jobs building electric vehicles & is investing more than double GM + Ford combined. [fyi to person controlling this twitter],’ the Tesla CEO tweeted.
While someone from the Biden administration admitting that Elon has had a huge impact on green energy is, as Elon put it himself, “cool”, Buttigieg is not Biden and they still have not brought Tesla to the White House. Do you think Biden hurts his own green agenda by downplaying Musk?