He said Moses created the South Bronx by "plowing the Cross Bronx Expressway through established neighborhoods" and he tried to do the same thing in Greenwich Village. "Mayors cowered in his presence because he could not be fired from his many jobs & had his own massive revenue stream as chair of the TriBorough Bridge Authority," Keefe tweeted.
Filmmaker King Williams said in a Twitter thread that Moses, known as "The Power Broker," held 12 different government titles at the same time. “He was:
2) entered NYC into several questionable public/private partnerships,
3) often clashed with activists,
4) purposely used highways to destroy NYC, especially ‘negro’ communities,
5) also is a modern archetype of the ‘pro-business’ politician,” Williams tweeted.
In keeping with the racist history, Gaetz didn’t even have the decency to credit the Black journalist whose interview with Buttigieg gave him the timely distraction. Gaetz instead included in his tweet a link to a Washington Examiner article describing Buttigieg's interview with journalist April Ryan.
In the interview, Ryan asked Buttigieg where he sees dollars for construction going under President Joe Biden’s jobs plan. The transportation secretary explained that billions of dollars intended for construction would be divided equitably. “Sometimes you hear folks say, well, look, we tried to find a Black business to bid on this project, but they just weren’t out there,” Buttigieg told theGrio. “Well, if that’s actually true, we got to take responsibility for why they’re not out there and build more businesses up that maybe exist but they haven’t been certified.
“Maybe they haven’t been big enough to get the bonding or go through these hoops to even have a shot. They’re bidding on a federal project. We’ve got to work on all of that.”