Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg's claim this week that access to affordable child care is a major culprit responsible for the employee shortages and supply chain disruptions plaguing the country is an "absurd" excuse, political analysts say.
During a Wednesday interview on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Buttigieg, who recently returned from a lengthy and unannounced paternity leave despite the supply chain crisis, blamed a lack of child care options as the chief driver behind why more people aren't rejoining the workforce, which is helping fuel the ongoing supply chain drama.
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