“They’re certainly making light of it,” Gurdon told Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo on Mornings with Maria on Friday. “Their performance has been lamentable since Feb. 3, which is nearly two weeks ago.”
The derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, saw a train carrying 20 cars of hazardous materials have 11 derail, causing environmental and safety concerns to the surrounding area.
Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg was AWOL as wildlife in the area died and conditions appeared to deteriorate, Gurdon said.
Buttigieg was “elsewhere in the country, talking about racial equity on construction sites. It took him 10 or 11 days before he even commented on this,” he said. “FEMA did not produce a list of the chemicals on the trains for nine days. Michael Regan, the head of the EPA, did not visit for going on two weeks.”
Officials such as Buttigieg clearly do not want to be associated with this crisis, and they do not want to take any accountability, according to Gurdon.