Mayor Butt Refused Key Meetings During Unanounced Secret “Paternity Leave”
- January 13, 2023
I think it’s important to note that the paternity leave was secret and unacknowledged. He didn’t tell people he was on paternity leave — he represented to the public that he was doing his job as usual.
He just ghosted his job without telling anyone, except for key aides needed to cover for him and pretend he “just stepped out of the office for a moment.”
He has defended himself saying he took all the “key meeting” he needed to while on this Double Secret Probation Paternity Leave.
Watchdog group Protect the Public’s Trust (PPT) obtained the records through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Department of Transportation (DOT), according to PPT. Buttigieg was reportedly using his parental leave status to delay key meetings, including a call with Iowa GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley, according to newly released public records. Grassley’s office requested a meeting with Buttigieg about a Buy American waiver request for the I-74 bridge connecting Iowa and Illinois.
“It appears as though, during his paternity leave, he was not always available when called upon and did not have some necessary contingencies in place to ensure the continuity of operations at DOT,” PPT Director Michael Chamberlain said in a statement to the Daily Caller. “Perhaps it is not a coincidence that so many crises involving the Department, from the supply chain breakdown to the FAA system outage that grounded flights all over the country, have occurred on his watch.”