Biden Secretary Buttigieg Gets Major Backlash For Complaining About His Cost Of Rent

Biden’s Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg is catching plenty of heat on social media after complaining about the high rent in Washington D.C.

In an interview with the Washington Post, Chasten Buttigieg, husband of Pete Buttigieg, complained that they “couldn’t find” anything bigger than a one-bedroom to fit in their budget.

The Buttigiegs chose an 800-square foot apartment in a high-security building where rent starts at $4,500 a month, though Chasten claims they pay “closer to $3,000.”

To be sure, there are cheaper apartments in Washington, D.C. and the surrounding areas. A quick search of Aparments.com finds over 1,000 apartments available for $2,000 per month or less.

Buttigieg makes over $221,000. Starting salaries for Congressional staff is usually in the low $30,000s, so you can just imagine what kind of a bind they might find themselves in.

Chasten said of the high-priced rent, “We’re doing fine for ourselves, and [yet] the city is almost unaffordable. Which tells you how extremely unaffordable it is for many people.” 

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Long Way From South Bend

Chasten claimed they chose their mega-bucks apartment because of the high security. 

But before we all chip in on a block of government cheese for Pete and Chasten, there is the fact that, when Pete became Sec. of Transportation, and the move to Washington was in the works, they sold their old Victorian home in South Bend.

Then there is the house on Lake Michigan. Wait, what?

The Buttigiegs purchased a home in Traverse City, Michigan. No word on whether the Washington Post reporter has asked all the other residents of Washington D.C. who can barely afford to live there, and have no den, about their second home.

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Getting Called Out On Social Media

Social media wasted no time taking the Buttigiegs to task for their glaring self-unawareness.

Even those associated with news outlets not necessarily considered conservative commented on the Buttigiegs newfound oppression. 

Washington Post Reporter Josh Dawsey was all too willing to help the Buttigiegs find reasonably prices housing in the D.C. area. Who knows, it might even have a den.

CBS News reporter Kathryn Watson seemed to be asking if Chasten was referring to the Washington D.C., or someplace else with the same name. 

Senior Club for Growth Analyst Andrew Follett commented on the fiscal responsibility of Democrat elites in general.

Is it just too much to ask, a bit of personal fiscal responsibility from people who identify with a party that thinks it is all fun and games, until they run out of other peoples’ money?

Speaking of that – keep in mind, this is the guy that will be tasked with a nation-wide multiple-trillion-dollar infrastructure package.

Former Nevada GOP chairwoman Amy Tarkanian had perhaps the best comment found on social media about Pete and Chasten Buttigieg and their financial dilemma:


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Becky Noble

Becky Noble, a political blogger and writer for over 10 years, lives by the motto, “Being normal is not necessarily a virtue. It rather denotes a lack of courage.” Her work has appeared on PolitiChicks, TheBlackSphere, NewsNinja2012.com, Examiner.com, and more. Becky is currently a Journalism student in her senior year at Regent University.

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