Anyone responsible for Baltimore bridge collapse will be held accountable: Buttigieg

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said Wednesday that the Biden administration will hold any private party responsible for the crash and collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge accountable.

The bridge in Baltimore fell early Tuesday when a 948-foot container ship called the Dali hit a support column, resulting in what officials called a “catastrophic collapse.” Buttigieg was asked if the U.S. government would hold anyone aboard the ship accountable if they were responsible for the crash, as President Joe Biden stated Tuesday that the government would pay for the bridge’s reconstruction.

“Yeah, there’s no question that if the investigation determines that any private party or parties are responsible, they will be held accountable,” Buttigieg said on Fox News’s America’s Newsroom. “But that can’t be something that we’re just waiting around for. We’ve got to make
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