“Big Sunday showCo-hosts Lisa Booth, Charlie Hurt, Kat Timpf, and Grave Jenkins responded to reports that President Biden to FAA chief Phil Washington had withdrawn his candidacy. The group agreed that the most striking thing about Washington’s withdrawal was that it was He has the “decency to resign.”
“He’s the CEO of Denver International Airport,” said Booth. “I can’t think of what’s scarier, the fact that he was an FAA pick or that he’s the CEO of Denver International, knowing nothing about aviation.” .
Timpf stated that it is not uncommon for people in government to make decisions without proper knowledge.
“I mean, how many people is just an easy example You want to ban AR-15s “Those who think it means ‘Assault Rifle 15,’ and have no problem wresting rights from others when they have no idea what they’re talking about,” said Timpf.
Hurt explained that this is why “crazy ideologues” should not be in charge of important things, such as transportation.
“That’s why you don’t hold crazy ideologues in charge of the things that really matter. You know, they’re great in a classroom environment where they can kind of, you know, stimulate discussion and have a conversation, but when you actually have to get planeloads or buses or Trains full of people Safely from one place to another, you’re dealing with real things like physics and gravity and all the things that could lead to catastrophic results if these people were picking on people based on their crazy ideology.”
Jenkins echoed the group’s sentiments and noted that “political patronage” is often placed before experiment.
“Actually, with Mr. Washington, he had no prior aviation experience prior to 2021 when he became CEO of Denver, so that’s political patronage, not there,” Jenkins said.
According to Booth, news of Washington’s withdrawal comes at a time when there has been an alarming number of near misses and aircraft accidents at American airports.
“This comes at a time when there was Lots of near missesAnd a plane crash as well. I mean, they’ve increased exponentially since the Trump administration. I think by ’39, there were 39 accidents near aircraft under the Biden administration, up 77% from the Trump administration.”
Booth also questioned why Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was more interested in diversity in the transportation sector than safety.
“I mean, Charlie, you’ve got the Biden administration, you know they check these diversity boxes. But as we pointed out, I mean, there have been potential plane crashes where people are going to die. So isn’t that what they should care about?” Booth asked.