Here is how President Biden is explaining it…
In a recent interview with CNBC, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg claimed that the supply chain crisis will continue to be a problem as long there is a pandemic. Buttigieg further explained that if the pandemic forces a shoe factory in Vietnam to close there will obviously be a delay for consumers at the mall.
According to Breitbart, Buttigieg explained that the Biden Administration is seeing goods move through the system at get onto stores at a record level. The demands are extremely high the Transportation Secretary explained. He further noted that retail sales were off the charts and the U.S. was straining to meet demands.
Buttigieg then explained how he had met with CEOs of big business such as Walmart and Target about how to keep products on shelves. “There’s no question that there are challenges that will persist as long as this pandemic continues, and it’s both things that are going on here in the U.S. Because we’ve already got a brittle system that has been under-invested in for decades and things happening around the world,” Buttigieg said.
Buttigieg then claimed that if the pandemic forces a shoe factory in Vietnam to close, Americans will feel the impact of that here in the U.S.
Republicans on the other hand are blaming the Biden Administration for failing to keep products on the shelves and don’t believe this is a pandemic related issue.
Pete Buttigieg couldn’t organize a one car funeral—he’s not going to organize our ports, railroads, highways, and airports. pic.twitter.com/Fh0NjbgGFx
— Tom Cotton (@SenTomCotton) October 14, 2021