The Federal Aviation Administration revealed on Wednesday that its computer system had crashed, grounding all domestic departures.
Joe Biden’s administration had prioritized “Racial equity,” “inclusion,” “income inequality,” “environmental justice, and “climate change” in the Department of Transportation 2023 budget, allocating over $15 billion to these political concerns.
“The FAA is working to restore its Notice to Air Missions System,” the agency’s official Twitter account posted this morning. “We are performing final validation checks and reloading the system now. Operations across the National Airspace System are affected.”
“The FAA has ordered airlines to pause all domestic departures until 9 a.m. Eastern Time to allow the agency to validate the integrity of flight and safety information,” the agency revealed in another tweet.
While the FAA eventually reversed the grounding protocol for domestic flights, it still has not found the cause of the system malfunction, and is continuing to “look into the cause of the initial problem.”
Conservative commentators were quick to point that the Biden’s administration’s FAA budget seemed to focus on political issues instead of system integrity.
“The Budget requests an additional $20 million above the 2021 enacted level for the office of the Secretary to lead DOT’s efforts to promote equity and inclusion,” an excerpt from the 2023 budget provision read.
“With these resources, DOT would better ensure that historic investments under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law deliver resources and benefits equitably, including communities that have been historically underserved and adversely affected by persistent poverty or income inequality,” Biden officials added.
An additional $15.2 million in the budget provides for “environmental justice and climate change mitigation.”
When asked about the situation Wednesday morning, Biden confirmed, “I just spoke to [Transportation Secretary] Buttigieg and they don’t know what the cause is,” though “I told him to report directly to me when they find out.”
This news and commentary by Gabriel Keane originally appeared on Valiant News.