Appearing on CNN on Sunday morning Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, was asked for his response as one of the most high-profile gay officials in the Biden administration about an ad posted yesterday from Ron DeSantis’ presidential campaign that spliced the Florida governor in between pictures of shirtless men while trying to paint Donald Trump as more LGBTQ-friendly.
I’m going to choose my words carefully, partly because I’m appearing as secretary, so I can’t talk about campaigns and I’m going to leave aside the strangeness of trying to prove your manhood by putting up a video that splices images of you in between oiled-up shirtless bodybuilders.
Who are you trying to help? Who are you trying to make better off and what public policies do you get up in the morning thinking about how to solve?”
Excellent shade from Pete. Saying he’s going to leave aside the homoerotic nature of the DeSantis ad, which actually puts it front and center. He’s a brilliant master of the sly response.
Can we make Pete the permanent spokesperson for the Democratic Party please?
Buttigieg on DeSantis video: I'm going to leave aside the strangeness of trying to prove your manhood by putting up a video that splices images of you in between oiled up shirtless body builders.. pic.twitter.com/fbDpoEBrg7
Donald Trump, Jr. aka Cocaine Bear went on the far-right extremist Newsmax network on Wednesday spewing blatant homophobia when he referred to U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg as “that gay guy” and claimed that he was in his position merely because of his sexual orientation.
Said Trump Jr.: “Peter has no business in that position, but he’s the guy who had no business running for president. But they let him do that because he was gay, and they checked off a box, and then he didn’t win, but, well, he’s the gay guy, so we’ve got to give him something, let’s make him Transportation Secretary. What does he know about it? Nothing. His failure, after failure, after failure are truly affecting the American people.”
“He’s the gay guy, so we gotta give him something, let’s make him Transportation Secretary” — unvarnished homophobia from Donald Trump Jr on Newsmax pic.twitter.com/L4VuGQANi8
The US transportation secretary, Pete Buttigieg, has delivered an emotional appeal for Republicans to support a law protecting same-sex marriage as it heads for the Senate. Appearing on CNN’s State of the Union, Buttigieg – the first openly gay cabinet secretary – was asked about dismissive remarks about the Respect for Marriage Act, which also protects interracial marriage, made by Marco Rubio, a Florida senator. “If he’s got time to fight against Disney, I don’t know why he wouldn’t have time to help safeguard marriages like mine,” Buttigieg said. “I don’t know why this will be hard for a senator or a congressman,” Buttigieg said.
Tapper: Rubio called the bill a stupid waste of time Buttigieg: If he has time to fight against Disney, I don’t know why he wouldn’t have time to safeguard marriages like mine pic.twitter.com/GdaFII7v5R
Homophobia was on full display yesterday from the most-bigoted Republican white trash member on Congress Marjorie Taylor Greene used her time at a Trump rally to attack the Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and personally attack a college student from Marjorie Taylor Greene.
Greene (R-Geo.) went full on homophobic on Saturday for some reason demanded that Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and his husband, Chasten, both gay men “stay out of our girls’ bathrooms.”
After the 2022 midterms, she said “You’re going to see a new Republican Party — a Republican Party that defends our nation’s borders, a Republican Party that finishes the wall, a Republican Party that saves this economy and stops this inflation [and] ridiculously high gas prices.” Greene then promised, “We’re going to drill oil right here in the U.S.A.” (Fact Check: America is already the worlds #1 oil producing countries)
Then she criticized Buttigieg, who has encouraged the use of public transportation and electric vehicles that were funded through President Biden’s bipartisan infrastructure law passed last year.
“And you know what?” Greene said, “Pete Buttigieg can take his electric vehicles and his bicycles and he and his husband can stay out of our girls’ bathrooms.”
Homophobia on full display from Marjorie Taylor Greene:
“Pete Buttigieg can take his electric vehicles and his bicycles, and he and his husband can stay out of our girls bathrooms.” pic.twitter.com/eaxOx9jHlf
“Tucker Carlson brutally mocked Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg as an unqualified “kid” who “breastfeeds,” and has no business running the agency. The crack was part of a broader monologue the ridiculed the idea that social and racial equity has a critical role to play in rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure.. After presenting the sorry state of public infrastructure in the United States, the Fox News host explained that Joe Biden should have appointed a “competent” person to be transportation secretary. He added, cackling, “This guy, who literally couldn’t fix the potholes in South Bend, Indiana, is now the transportation secretary. But he breastfeeds so it’s equity! It’s unbelievable!”
Tucker carlson – fox news talk host via mediate
Besides the fact that TucKKKer Carlson has no right to lecture anyone on manliness. (Just like Josh Hee-Hawley) So let’s instead talk about Tucker\s support for Russian aggression in the Ukraine. Let’s talk about his pal, the crook who runs Hungary. Let’s talk about the fact no one would know who this little dick is except for his Swanson relations. He isn’t funny or smart. He is a traitor and prick.
Richard Grenell the former appointed acting director of national intelligence (DNI) by Donald Trump took to Twitter yesterday to show the world what a petty stupid queen she is when she attempted to throw shade at Mayor Pete Buttigieg the first openly gay man to receive Congressional approval for his appointment to his new position of Secretary of Transportation.
Needless to say LGBT and straight ally Twitter was not having any of it.
Honestly you are such gay trash. You were appointed my a megalomania psyche and you did jack shit. You weren't vetted or confirmed by the senate. You were nothing more than Trump's butt boy. pic.twitter.com/53UkkOdop1
Nope. You were placed in a temporary position, the senate never confirmed you..we have no idea if they ever would have. There's no doubt with Pete, so tough luck for you. Congrats to .@PeteButtigieg on becoming the FIRST openly gay Secretary of a President's Cabinet.
Axios is reporting that sources close to them are saying that President-elect Joe Biden is considering a ambassadorship to China for Pete Buttigieg instead of a much deserved cabinet position.
Axios also reports that initial conversations over leading the Department of Veterans Affairs didn’t firm up, while Buttigieg’s name is still mentioned among those under consideration for other domestic posts, including Transportation or Commerce. But its being said that finding a Cabinet post for Buttigieg has been a challenge for Biden because he has been focused on nominating women and people of color to high-level posts which is creating a concern among many that Buttigieg could be left out of the Biden administration’s starting lineup altogether.
Buttigieg was the first openly gay Democratic Presidential candidate winning the most delegates in the Iowa caucuses earlier this year before dropping out to consolidate moderates’ support around Biden who he campaigned for tirelessly up until the November election.
IF Buttigieg does go to China, he would be following in the footsteps of former president George HW Bush, who was appointed to the liaison office in Beijing by the Ford administration in 1974, before the two countries had established formal diplomatic ties
Democratic President-elect Joe Biden will begin naming members of his Cabinet this week. But so far of all the names which have been thrown around one has been conspicuously missing. That of Pete Buttigieg who ran a historic campaign as an openly gay man and dropped out of the race to help support Biden my campaigning fiercely for him across the country and even on FOX News.
So far sources close to Biden say Anthony Blinken a longtime Biden confidant who served as No. 2 at the State Department and as deputy national security adviser in President Barack Obama’s administration, in which Biden served as vice president will be named Secretary of State.
Jack Sullivan who served as Biden’s national security adviser during the Obama administration is rumored to be announced as Biden’s National Security Advisor.
One post that Pete himself expressed interest in is the job of U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. But media outlets reported Sunday, citing Democratic sources close to Biden that Linda Thomas-Greenfield – Thomas-Greenfield a black woman who served as Obama’s top diplomat on Africa from 2013 to 2017 is the front-runner for the position.
On Saturday, Politico published a story naming front-runners for each cabinet post, based on “dozens of conversations with Biden aides, his close allies, lobbyists and Hill staff.” The article names Buttigieg as Biden’s most likely nominee for Secretary of Veteran Affairs a position established in 1988 one of the most minor cabinet position. But even this is still not a sure thing.
After all that Pete Buttigieg did for Joe Biden will he be given a minor position in his cabinet or will be left in the dust a victim of the Democratic party?
Former Democratic Presidential nominee Mayor Pete Buttigieg absolutely crushed it last night as he guest hosted on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE.
Due to public health concerns over the Coronavirus, JKL cancelled their usual studio audience, but a few Pete staffers, Chasten, and some friends sat in the crowd at the CDC-recommended distance apart .
Best line of the night on his Presidential nominee run.
Pete: “I was forty years too young and about thirty-eight years too gay”
.@PeteButtigieg ran a historic, trail-blazing campaign based on courage, compassion, and honesty. We will be a better country for his continued service. This is just the beginning of his time on the national stage.
CORRECTION: Earlier today we posted that Bernie Sanders did not comment directly on Pete’s historic campaign ending. Sanders did indeed comment on Twitter and tried to entice Buttigieg’s supporters to join his campaign. All in the same post.