In one of her most ridiculous claims yet, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) insisted over the weekend that Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is “emasculating the way we drive.” On Tuesday, the popular former mayor fired back.
Greene is certainly one of the kookier Republicans in Congress, spouting one conspiracy theory after another on everything from the 2020 Election, vaccines, abortion, and the LGBTQ community as she desperately clings to her office. In fact, she’s so crazy that even her husband doesn’t want anything to do with her.
Rather than stop saying crazy things, Greene doubled down on Saturday by making a ludicrous claim about Democrats and Buttigieg.
“Democrats like Pete Buttigieg want to emasculate the way we drive and force all of you to rely on electric vehicles,” she said during a rally.
Of course, nobody is forcing people to buy electric vehicles. But they are better for the environment and serve as a step toward weaning our country off oil and gas, pollutants that have had a disastrous impact on the environment and contribute to climate change.
On Tuesday, Buttigieg had the opportunity to respond to Greene’s attack.
“I literally don’t even understand what that means,” Buttigieg said during an appearance on Fox News. “My sense of manhood is not connected to whether or not my vehicle is fueled by gasoline or whether it’s fueled by electricity.”
“It was a strange thing to say,” he further pointed out. “You know, to be honest, there are other members of Congress that I pay more attention to when I’m thinking about opinions that really matter or ideas that are going to be critical to engage with.”
Here’s the video via Twitter:
Transportation Sec. Pete Buttigieg responds to Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) saying he is trying to “emasculate the way we drive”:
“I literally don’t even understand what that means. My sense of manhood is not connected to whether my vehicle is fueled by … electricity.” pic.twitter.com/rd8O0Hk6nF
— The Recount (@therecount) October 4, 2022
What you drive does not determine how manly you are. As long as it gets you from point A to point B is all that really matters. Electric cars are on the rise because they are cleaner, more widely available, energy-efficient, and increasingly less expensive. It’s about offering better vehicles, and part of the Biden Administration’s plan is to increase fuel efficiency standards in traditional cars and trucks, meaning they are disappearing any time soon.
Instead of worrying about cars, Greene should worry about how her husband just requested that the judge make their divorce proceedings public a mere month ahead of the election in November.
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