This Biden administration gaffe may have broken the law

Pete Buttigieg (MSNBC video screenshot)
Pete Buttigieg (MSNBC video screenshot)

Joe Biden is famous for his statements, including those gaffes that don’t make sense, or insult someone, or are just plain dumb.

Like when he was advocating for gun control and said the only weapon anyone needs is a two-shot shotgun.

Fire two warnings shots, he said, and the problem goes away.

Only after firing two shots from a two-shot shotgun, the gun holder is defenseless, of course.

But seldom do his statements move into what appears to be illegal territory.

This one might.

It is a statement from Biden’s Department of Transportation, and it is lobbying for the infrastructure bill, approved by Congress recently.

Former California Assemblyman and vice president of the Texas Public Policy Foundation Chuck DeVore noted that federal agencies probably aren’t allowed to “be so blatant” in promoting legislation.

“This appears to be lobbying,” he said. “The secretary of transportation can, of course, but the DOT’s official website? Seems unusual.”

The Patriotnewsfeed explained the attempt was “a horrible cartoon attempt from Mayor Pete’s Department of Transportation Twitter account.”

A woman asks, “What are you thinking about.”

A young man responds,” I’m thinking about how the new infrastructure law is going to make getting from place to place so much better over the next decade and how when combined with the Build Back Better Act, it will create millions of new jobs.”

The report said Congress has set limits for lobbying from federal agencies, “Congress has enacted specific prohibitions, both in federal statutory law and in yearly appropriations riders, on the use of federal funds by federal agencies and employees to ‘lobby’ the Congress or to engage in ‘publicity or propaganda’ campaigns directed at legislation pending before Congress.”

Previously White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki also appeared to step on the law when she lobbied, from the White House podium, for Terry McAuliffe’s candidacy in the Virginia governor’s race.

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