Pete Buttigieg Shuts Down GOP Lawmaker’s ‘Ridiculous’ Question

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg (screen capture)

During a Congressional hearing of the House Transportation committee, Rep. Troy Nehls (R-TX) tried to turn the  discussion to President Biden’s mental capacity by pointing out that Biden recently fell off his bike.

From Business Insider:

Nehls began his question by reminding Buttigieg that he once questioned then-President Donald Trump’s mental fitness. So, the Texas Republican continued, it was fair to press Biden’s Cabinet secretary on the current president and a litany of examples that have gone viral on right-wing media as possible evidence that Biden isn’t up to the task of being the commander in chief at 79-years-old.

“Sadly, he shakes hands with ghosts and imaginary people, he falls off bicycles — even at the White House Easter celebration the Easter Bunny had to guide him back into his safe place,” Nehls said as aides held up various photos of Biden.

“First of all, I’m glad to have a president who can ride a bicycle,” Buttigieg replied.

Nehls also inquired if Buttigieg or other members of the Biden Cabinet had discussed the 25th amendment. “Of course not,” replied Buttigieg. “The President of the United States is as vigorous a colleague or boss as I have ever had the pleasure of working with.”