Pete Buttigieg Gives Hypocritical Response On Masking Double Standard

When asked a question by a Fox News host regarding the White House’s double standard on masking, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg continued to push the lies with an unbelievably hypocritical answer.

Fox News host Bret Baier attempted to get a straight answer from Buttigieg about the left’s double standards on masking in regards to the upcoming White House Correspondents Dinner, but the transportation secretary just couldn’t let go of the narrative.

The White House Correspondents Dinner will be held this Saturday, April 30, for the first time since 2019. According to the New York Times, more than 2,500 people are expected to attend the event.

At an event where journalists cozy up to the political and Hollywood elite, one would expect that the COVID-19 protocols would be a major concern for the left. Surprisingly, there is no mask mandate, though event organizers are requiring that every attendee be vaccinated and provide a negative COVID-19 test on the same day of the event, according to reporting by the Washington Post.

Apparently, the vaccine and testing requirements were not enough for Dr. Anthony Fauci, who revealed on Tuesday that he will not attend the dinner “because of my individual assessment of my personal risk.”

Speaking with Buttigieg, Baier pressed him on how Biden administration officials, including the president himself, are able to attend the event while simultaneously fighting to reinstate the travel mask mandate.

“You just told me you’re going to the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. The president’s going to the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. You’re not mandated to wear a mask there, but the administration at the same time is fighting a lawsuit to mandate people on planes, trains, and buses to wear masks. So, if you’re sitting at home, there’s a disconnect here,” the Fox News host observed.

Buttigieg responded with a parody-level claim.

“Well, I think most of us understand the difference between a hotel ballroom and an airplane,” he said. “And again, a lot of this is about what authorities the CDC has. So even if they don’t think we need it at all, they still want to make sure that we get clarity in court on the legalities [of the mandate].”

Buttigieg went on to add that wearing a face mask on an airplane is “your call,” but Baier quickly responded that it is only “up to you if the administration loses the appeal.”

While Buttigieg is right, he’s not right in the way that he thinks. There is a major difference between a hotel ballroom and an airplane: The aircraft has cleaner air.

American Airlines CEO Doug Parker and Southwest CEO Gary Kelly made this exact point while speaking with the Senate last December, stating that face masks are not necessary on commercial airliners because of the air filters that are used on planes.

“I think the case is very strong that masks don’t add much, if anything, in the air cabin environment. It is very safe and very high quality compared to any other indoor setting,” Kelly said.

“I concur,” Parker added. “An aircraft is the safest place you can be. It’s true of all of our aircraft — they all have the same HEPA filters and air flow.”

Watch Buttigieg’s interview below: