Phil Washington was under investigation for handing out contracts to his pals when he ran the LA Transit Authority and retaliating against whistleblowers. He can’t answer any questions about the technical aspects of flight. But he checked the right skin color box.
Joe Biden only cares about diversity. The administration doesn’t care about anything else. Only diversity.
Phil Washington, nominee for FAA administrator, could not answer any aviation questions.
The best part was when Sen. Ted Budd, a pilot, launched basic aviation questions at Washington.
Budd: “What airspace requires an ADS-B transponder?”
Washington: “Not sure I can answer that question right now.
Budd: “What are the six types of special use airspace that…appear on FAA charts?”
Washington: “Sorry, senator, I cannot answer that question.”
Budd: “What are the operational limitations of a pilot flying under BasicMed?”
Washington: “Senator, I’m…not a pilot.”
Budd: “But, obviously you’d oversee the Federal Aviation Administration, so any idea what those restrictions are under BasicMed?”
Washington: “Well, some of the restrictions I think would be high blood pressure some of them would be…”
Budd: “It’s more like how many passengers per airplane, how many pounds, and different categories, and what altitude you can fly under, and amount of knots — it’s under 250 knots — so, it’s not having anything to do with blood pressure.”
Do you want more? There’s more:
Budd: “Can you tell me what causes an aircraft to spin or to stall?”
Washington: “Again, senator, I’m not a pilot.”
Budd: “What are the three aircraft certifications the FAA requires as part of the manufacturing process?”
Washington: “Again, what I would say to that is that one of my first priorities would be to fully implement that Certification Act and report…”
Budd: “You know the three types?”
Budd: “That’s type certificate, production certificate, and airworthiness certificate. Let’s just keep going and see if we can get lucky here.”
Budd: “Can you tell me what the minimum separation distance is for landing and departing airliners during the daytime?”
Washington: “I don’t want to guess on that, senator.”
Budd: “Are you familiar with the difference between Part 107 and Part 44809 when it comes to unmanned aerial standards?”
Washington: “No, I cannot, uh, spell that out…”
Can you see this numbnuts investigating at a crash site?
All the requisite ideological, gender identity, and cultural groups are checked for Biden’s requirements.
Ketanji Brown Jackson, the village idiot who can’t describe a woman is now on the SCOTUS bench. She’s also a black radical, an anti-white bigot, pro-illegal alien, goes easy on pedophiles, and proudly represented Islamic terrorists.
His former high-level hire at the Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy, Sam Brinton, is a drag queen who wore stilettos to work, discusses sex with animals, and calls Tony Fauci “daddy”. He was fired for stealing women’s luggage at airports.
His HHS Secretary Richard (“Rachel”) Levine, a guy in a dress.
Merit and substance have no bearing on any of his choices.