Georgia Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene lashed out at Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg once again during an appearance in Michigan.
This time, Greene accused Buttigieg of trying to "emasculate the way we drive" in a bizarre rally speech in which she suggested there is nothing more American than “the roar of a V8 engine under the hood of a Ford Mustang or Chevy Camaro and incredible feel of all that horsepower."
Greene went on to suggest Buttigieg and his fellow Democrats "want to emasculate the way we drive" and force people "to rely on electric vehicles after they shut down your great Michigan auto industry.”
You can hear what Greene said in the video below.
Greene's remarks appear to reference recent remarks Buttigieg made about California’s ban on selling gasoline-fueled cars, which is scheduled to go into effect in 2035.
Earlier this year, Buttigieg moved to Traverse City, Michigan, the hometown of his husband, educator and activist Chasten Buttigieg. He recently indicated that he's "really interested" in California's ban on new gas-powered vehicles in favor of electric ones, saying that it is imperative "that this happens quickly enough to help us beat climate change."
Republicans have attacked his proposals for supporting environmentally friendly transportation methods.
Greene was swiftly ridiculed for attacks and suggestion that driving is a gender-specific activity.
Buttigieg has regularly been the target of homophobic attacks from members of the Republican Party, most notably from Greene, who is one of the more vocally anti-LGBTQ+ members of Congress.
In March, she was criticized after she launched into an attack against Buttigieg and his husband Chasten, demanding they “stay out of our girls' bathrooms" and suggested that they are both sexual predators.
Colorado Republican Representative Lauren Boebert, who has often been compared to Greene for employing similar rhetoric, criticized Buttigieg for taking parental leave amid a global supply-chain crisis, saying he was "not working" because he was "trying to figure out how to chestfeed."
Gendered pejoratives have historically been directed at gay men, and their use is often linked to sexism and bias against a sexual orientation and practices that have long challenged established cisgender heterosexual norms.