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Pete Buttigieg Informs GOP Gov. 'You Need Water To Live' After She Claimed Pipes Aren't Infrastructure

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Republicans are predictably throwing up poor defenses against President Joe Biden's proposed infrastructure spending bill, a $2 trillion package aimed at bringing the United States' failing and outdated infrastructure into the 21st century.

Secretary of Transportation, Pete Buttigieg, was on ABC's This Week to promote the plan when he was confronted with South Dakota Republican Governor Kristi Noem's assertion pipes and housing were not part of infrastructure.

Buttigieg refuted this swiftly.

"Well, we believe that pipes are infrastructure, because you need water to live," said Buttigieg.

"And too many families now live with the threat of lead poisoning."

Buttigieg's assertion is backed by the fallout surrounding the Flint, Michigan water crisis.

Flint, Michigan changed its water source and the new water source corroded the pipes, causing lead to leak directly into the water supply of the city.

Governor Noem made her anti-progressive views clear.

Just a few weeks ago, Noem voiced her opposition to Lil Nas X's music video for "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)" as well as his Satan shoes, to which Lil Nas X responded by telling her to "do [her] job."

Noem also falsely claimed Biden's bill doesn't spend most of its money on actual infrastructure.

Biden's plan would intentionally develop more avenues for the American system to function from green energy, creating millions of jobs for citizens who have been out of work since the beginning of 2020.

The proposal will likely go into a vote within the next few weeks, where it is sure to face scrutiny on the Senate floor.