Watchdog to probe Pete Buttigieg’s use of private government planes

Posted on AllSides February 28th, 2023
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Jet-setting Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg’s use of taxpayer-subsidized private planes on more than a dozen occasions is now under investigation by his department’s inspector general.

A memo issued Monday by DOT watchdog Charles Ward revealed plans to audit Buttigieg’s use of Federal Aviation Administration planes for official trips.

The 41-year-old’s predecessor, Elaine Chao, will also face an audit over her use of the same government jets, according to Ward.

The probe comes at the request of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who asked the inspector general’s office in December to determine whether Buttigieg’s use of...

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