Failed Democrat presidential candidate and current Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg has given no response or formal comment on reports of rampant looting of cargo trains in the Los Angeles area, though he’s chummily accepted credit for incremental improvements in the national supply chain crisis.
Viral video footage from a recent attack on a train shows thousands of packages littering tracks near a downtown LA Union Pacific rail station, where thieves boarded the train and looted its contents as it slowed down.
I’m told by law enforcement these @UPS bags are especially sought after by thieves opening cargo containers… they are often full of boxes with merchandise bound for residential addresses. More valuable than say, a cargo container full of low value bulky items like toilet paper. pic.twitter.com/Tj5bQNIeby
— John Schreiber (@johnschreiber) January 13, 2022
Just last weekend, a train was derailed near the same area, and greedy thieves quickly swarmed the site of the accident like a pack of coyotes, picking through the goods and making off rather than offering help to rectify the situation.
Los Angeles. No other developed nation looks like this. pic.twitter.com/PUkyVGTIFI
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) January 16, 2022
The consequence? According to a recent report by Bloomberg News, Union Pacific is now threatening to stop transportation through Los Angeles County altogether until the city’s district attorney, a candidate backed by Left-wing billionaire George Soros, George Gasceon, can improve law enforcement in the area to a level that keeps the railway safe from common robbers and thieves.
The announcement by Union Pacific threatens to severely impact the slowly improving national supply chain crisis, by closing off rail delivery out of America’s largest international port.
Last week, Buttigieg showed off in Los Angeles, claiming credit and praising himself for alleged improvements in the supply chain crisis, but he failed to address the multiple rail lootings that are undermining his achievements and any hope for a return to normal.
Buttigieg’s Twitter feed as well as the Department of Transportation’s website, make no mention of the lootings nor any plan to address them.
This isn’t the first time that the failed presidential candidate faced scrutiny in recent days. Buttigieg was harshly criticized for taking an extended two months long parental leave without offering notice at the same time that the nation’s ports were bottlenecking with cargo traffic.
Author: Rebecca Bryant