In a move that’s shaking up Washington, Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) has spearheaded the push to pass an amendment that slashes Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg’s salary to a mere dollar! This dramatic cut comes under the rarely-used Holman Rule, a tool from 1876 that lets Congress thin out an individual federal employee’s pay or slash a program’s funding.
🚨 BREAKING: I’m proud to announce my amendment to FIRE Pete Buttigieg just PASSED the House.
Pothole Pete staged fake bike rides to the White House and used private planes funded by taxpayers to receive awards for the way certain people have sex.
American taxpayers should not… pic.twitter.com/9fq9XrXLV2
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) November 7, 2023
The Hill has spilled the details, revealing that this salary slash is tucked into the 2024 Transportation and Housing and Urban Development spending bill. However, it’s not a done deal yet—the whole bill still needs a full House vote.
Greene didn’t mince words on social media, lambasting Buttigieg’s performance and penchant for “fake photo ops” and “taxpayer-funded private jet trips,” celebrating the amendment’s passage. She doubled down on her criticism, posting a video where she dubs him “Pothole Pete,” slamming his use of private planes for receiving LGBTQ awards on the taxpayer’s dime.
Despite Greene’s fiery rhetoric, political analysts are quick to point out that with the Senate in Democrat hands, this bold move is unlikely to fly. Greene herself pointed out Buttigieg’s alleged focus on “racist roads” and climate initiatives over pressing infrastructure needs, citing the train derailment in East Palestine as a missed opportunity for Buttigieg to step up.
While the House debates cutting costs, Buttigieg was seen in Kyiv with Ukrainian President Zelenskyy, indicating his involvement in international economic efforts—a detail that has not gone unnoticed by critics who accuse him of neglecting domestic transportation duties.
This is how Pete Buttigieg is spending his day today; with Zelenskyy
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) November 8, 2023
As this political saga unfolds, the Department of Transportation stands by Buttigieg’s trip to Ukraine as a mission to bolster the country’s economic rebound, in line with U.S. State Department goals. This controversial amendment is part of a larger “Maxi-bus” package aimed at bundling nine unpassed Senate appropriation bills. Will Buttigieg’s salary survive this political turbulence? Only time will tell.