In a groundbreaking development, Americans for Public Trust (APT), a government watchdog group, has filed a federal lawsuit against the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) over its refusal to release records pertaining to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg’s use of private government jets. This lawsuit shines a spotlight on the FAA’s lack of transparency and raises concerns about Buttigieg’s extravagant travel at the expense of hardworking taxpayers.
According to APT, the FAA has repeatedly delayed producing the requested records, which detail the frequency and taxpayer costs associated with Buttigieg’s use of the agency’s private jets.
Despite their efforts to expose Buttigieg’s excessive travels six months ago, the FAA continues to withhold vital information, denying the American people the right to know how their money is being spent.
Caitlin Sutherland, APT’s executive director, unequivocally condemns Buttigieg’s abuse of taxpayer dollars through his use of private jets for both domestic and international trips. The lawsuit serves as a rallying cry for all Americans who demand accountability from their elected officials.
The lawsuit highlights the FAA’s failure to fulfill its legal obligation to provide requested records within a reasonable timeframe. APT’s multiple information requests, including flight logs and passenger, manifests for the FAA’s fleet of jets, have been met with repeated delays and unfulfilled promises. The agency’s actions raise serious questions about its commitment to transparency and adherence to the law.
Under the Freedom of Information Act, federal agencies are mandated to release requested records promptly. APT’s lawsuit seeks to compel the FAA to immediately respond to their requests and disclose all relevant, non-exempt records. The American people deserve transparency and accountability from their government, and this lawsuit aims to ensure their voices are heard.
This lawsuit comes on the heels of a Fox News Digital report exposing Buttigieg’s use of taxpayer-funded private jets. The report, based on internal calendars obtained by APT, revealed that Buttigieg took at least 18 flights between early 2021 and mid-2022. These flights, while advocating for climate measures, call into question the sincerity of Buttigieg’s commitment to environmental initiatives.
As responsible citizens and passionate supporters of Republican values, we firmly believe in the importance of fiscal responsibility and transparency in government.
The FAA’s refusal to release the requested records demonstrates a concerning lack of accountability. The American people deserve to know how their tax dollars are being spent and whether their elected officials are acting responsibly.
We stand in support of APT’s pursuit of truth and accountability. The lawsuit against the FAA serves as a powerful reminder that no one is above the law and that the American people’s voices must be heard. We will continue to follow this important legal battle closely and ensure that the principles of transparency and fiscal responsibility prevail.
Stay tuned for further updates as APT fights for the truth and holds government agencies accountable for their actions.
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