Americans for Public Trust (APT), a government watchdog group, has taken legal action against the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) by filing a federal lawsuit demanding the release of records that shed light on Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg’s use of private government jets. This lawsuit unveils the FAA’s lack of transparency and raises concerns about Buttigieg’s excessive travel at the expense of American taxpayers.
Despite multiple requests, the FAA has withheld records disclosing the frequency and costs associated with Buttigieg’s use of government jets. APT accuses Buttigieg of misusing taxpayer dollars by opting for lavish private flights, both domestically and internationally. The FAA’s refusal to provide this crucial information to Americans is deeply troubling and raises questions about their commitment to accountability.
Caitlin Sutherland, executive director of APT, strongly condemns Buttigieg’s extravagant travel arrangements, which were exposed by APT six months ago. The lawsuit represents the voices of concerned Americans who demand transparency and accountability in government spending.
The lawsuit emphasizes the FAA’s failure to comply with legal obligations. APT’s requests for flight logs and passenger manifests of government jets have been met with unwarranted delays and broken promises. Such actions undermine the public’s trust in the agency and raise doubts about their adherence to the law.
Under the Freedom of Information Act, federal agencies are required to promptly provide requested records. APT’s lawsuit aims to hold the FAA accountable and compel them to release the requested information without further delay. Transparency is essential in a functioning democracy, and American citizens have a right to know how their tax dollars are being spent.
This lawsuit comes in the wake of a Fox News Digital report that revealed Buttigieg’s extensive use of taxpayer-funded private jets. Based on internal calendars obtained by APT, the report exposed at least 18 flights taken by Buttigieg between early 2021 and mid-2022. This raises concerns about Buttigieg’s commitment to environmental initiatives, given his vocal support for climate measures.
As staunch supporters of Republican values, we believe in fiscal responsibility and transparency in government. APT’s lawsuit against the FAA highlights the importance of holding elected officials accountable for their actions and ensuring transparency in government spending. We will closely follow this legal battle and continue to advocate for the responsible use of taxpayer funds.
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