Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, a progressive Democrat, was chased off a stage this week by radical climate activists who claim he is not doing enough to combat so-called "climate change" despite driving an electric minivan.
Buttigieg, who has been touted as one of the most progressive Democrats in his party, was participating in a policy forum in Maryland that aimed to promote the Biden Administration's efforts in electric vehicles. However, the event was interrupted when a group of protestors stormed the stage with banners that read "Stop Petro Pete."
In highly edited video footage that has gone viral on social media, the protestors can be seen reprimanding Buttigieg for approving a project that they claim will result in the activation of up to 80 coal-powered energy plants' worth of emissions.
"This is about environmental racism, and it's about the climate impacts this project will have," one protester shouted. "Will you commit to stopping these projects?"
The radical group behind the protest has even openly admitted that their goal is to "end the careers" and ruin the reputations of anyone who disagrees with them – a tactic that has become all too common for the radical Left.
In the footage, Buttigieg can be seen attempting to address the protestors, but ultimately backing off, stating that he does not want to say anything "off the cuff."
Breaking: we just chased Secretary Pete Buttigieg off the stage at the Meyerhoff Symphony.
Petro Pete is a coward. As we write he is ramming down our throats the Sea Port and GulfLink oil terminals - each worse than Keystone.
We must resist him with all we've got. And we will. pic.twitter.com/aVKeCre5eH
— Climate Defiance (@ClimateDefiance) October 10, 2023
It is worth noting that even mainstream media outlets such as Politico have pointed out that Buttigieg is one of the most hated men on the Left. This latest incident only solidifies his unpopularity with radical liberals.
As Transportation Secretary, Buttigieg has been tasked with promoting and implementing the Biden Administration's aggressive climate agenda, which includes pushing for the adoption of electric vehicles and imposing strict regulations on industries that emit carbon emissions.
However, critics argue that the Administration's focus on climate change and environmental policies is causing more harm than good. The abrupt cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline and the ban on new oil and gas leases on federal lands has already resulted in job losses and a rise in gas prices for Americans.
Instead of acknowledging these concerns and addressing the legitimate impacts of their policies, the Biden Administration has chosen to double down on their radical agenda and ignore the voices of those who disagree with them.
We are explicitly committed to ending the careers and decimating the reputations of those who disagree with us.
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— Climate Defiance (@ClimateDefiance) October 11, 2023
The incident with Buttigieg this week only serves as a reminder of the aggressive tactics and intolerance of the radical Left. Their mission to silence anyone who does not align with their extreme views and push their agenda at any cost is a threat to democracy and free speech. It is time for leaders like Buttigieg to stand up to their bullying tactics and prioritize the needs and concerns of all Americans, rather than just catering to the demands of a radical minority.