President Joe Biden finally has his answer to the boat parades that President Donald Trump’s supporters staged throughout the 2020 election: his own “parade” of dozens of cargo ships, waiting to dock at clogged Long Beach and Los Angeles ports.
The cargo crisis has been going on for months. In July, Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg held a roundtable on the issue, but the traffic jam grew worse. On Thursday, it was revealed that he had been on paid parental leave since mid-August.
Meanwhile, the number of ships hovering offshore in Southern California has only grown.
Some have blamed the traffic jam for a recent oil spill off the coast of Orange County, which may have been caused by a ship’s anchor dragging a pipeline.