Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg decried the criticism that the Biden administration has received over the train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, as Hillary Clinton interviewed him at Vanderbilt University.
Clinton, Buttigieg, and former President Bill Clinton spoke at the university Friday as part of the Clinton Global Initiative University, The Tennesseean reported.
Buttigieg encouraged students to take responsibility when they will have "to solve some of the most difficult problems humanity has ever faced."
He and Clinton, a former secretary of State, discussed the "alternative narrative" regarding the train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio.
"There was a federal response in the first few hours," Buttigieg said, adding that the Biden administration had received misplaced criticism from people who "are trying to create problems instead of solving them."