By Duncan Smith

Democrats bitched continually about President Donald Trump’s ‘petty’ actions aimed at blue states.

But by ‘petty’ they meant Trump’s attempts to withhold funding from sanctuary cities and states that refused to bide by their agreements when accepting federal funds, as blue states often do.

Now, the shoe is on the other foot, apparently — except that it isn’t, really.

Joe Biden’s Department of Transporation, run by Pete Buttigieg, has just halted a major highway widening project in Houston — in the red state of Texas — over BS “civil rights” concerns.

And didn’t Biden just say something about wanting to fund more infrastructure or something?

Breitbart News has more:

President Joe Biden's Department of Transportation (DOT) has paused a highway widening project in Houston, Texas, citing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as legal justification.

In what could be a first for any administration in this context, the Biden administration is using its federal powers to pause the Texas DOT plan to widen Interstate 45. The administration is doing this as a test to address what it calls a history of 'government-driven racial inequalities.'

This comes after complaints from local activities during the federal DOT's intervention period. The proposed plan, known as the North Houston Highway Improvement Project, is proposed to widen I-45 at three different sections.

The Texas DOT's completed environmental review of the project in February found it would have a significant impact on the surrounding communities the highway currently runs through. It would reportedly displace a substantial number of black and Hispanic communities, including schools, places of worship, and more than 1,000 homes and businesses.

Biden's transportation secretary, Pete Buttigieg, claims he will make what he calls 'systemic racism' the centerpiece of his time at the department, consistent with Biden's Executive Order 13985.

Not that we like playing the racial BS games but these people force us into it: How many white families throughout the history of federal road construction have been displaced?

Did anyone in the Transporation Department give a damn then? Or were they simply using their eminent domain authority in the Constitution to improve the country?

Fred Wagner, former general counsel at the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), said, 'This is a big deal … It just doesn't happen very often.'

Apparently, it’s going to be happening a lot more. And expect red states to suffer most.

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