Psaki Snaps at Newsmax Reporter Emerald Robinson For Suggesting Transportation Secretary Buttigieg Come Back to Work From Paternity Leave (VIDEO)

Newsmax reporter Emerald Robinson on Tuesday pointed out the absurdity of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg taking paternity leave during a supply chain crisis.

Buttigieg has been on extended paid paternity leave since August, his office revealed Thursday night to Politico, finally answering the question of “Where is Mayor Pete?” that has been being asked as the nation is in a supply chain crisis.

A Buttigieg spokesman told Politico that while he is doing some work, Buttigieg intends to “continue to take some time over the coming weeks to support his husband and take care of his new children.”

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki snapped at Emerald Robinson and defended Buttigieg despite a poll showing more than 65% of voters think he should get back to work.

“Wouldn’t it be wise for [Buttigieg] to…come back to work. A new poll found that 65% of voters think that given what’s going on, he should come back to work,” Emerald Robinson said.

“He’s at work,” Psaki retorted.

“He’s on paternity leave,” Emerald Robinson said.

“Uh, I was on a conference call with him this morning,” Psaki said clearly flustered.

“He’s in the department now?” Robinson asked.

Psaki snapped and went off on Emerald Robinson after she pointed out a man with a cabinet position should not be taking time off during a supply chain crisis.


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