Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Thursday downplayed the Ohio train derailment and toxic disaster.
“Approximately 50 cars, including 10 carrying hazardous materials, were derailed in a fiery crash in East Palestine, Ohio, on February 3. Vinyl chloride was later released into the air from those five cars, creating a dark plume of smoke, before crews ignited it to get rid of the highly flammable, toxic chemical in a controlled environment,” WBNS reported.
Residents near the crash site were evacuated due to toxic fumes.
Biden administration denies federal aid to East Palestine, Ohio
Pete Buttigieg downplayed the derailment and toxic disaster.
“While this horrific situation has received a particularly high amount of attention, there are approximately 1,000 cases of a train derailment.”
Buttigieg is now mitigating disaster in East Palestine, Ohio:
“While this horrific situation has received a particularly high amount of attention, there are approximately 1,000 cases of a train derailment.”pic.twitter.com/kfpohJ4hub
— Benny Johnson (@BennyJohnson) February 16, 2023
Pete Buttigieg failed to address the Ohio derailment during remarks at a conference earlier this week, but he found time to complain about the many white men who work in construction.
President Trump will visit East Palestine on Wednesday next week.