The Secretary of Transportation, 39, was seen arriving at the building on his bike Thursday to attend a Cabinet meeting with Joe Biden. It appeared the politician had cycled in from his office at the Department of Transportation three miles away.
However, footage from WFMZ-TV quickly went viral after it purportedly showed Buttigieg’s security detail unloading the bike from the back of a ‘gas guzzling’ SUV just blocks back from the White House.
The Department of Transportation told The New York Post that Buttigeg ‘rode his bike to the White House cabinet meeting’.
They did not say whether the bike ride began at Buttigieg’s office, which is located in the DOT building three miles away.
However, they did claim that he rode the entirety of the way back.