South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg proved he is ready to take on President Donald Trump should he win the Democratic nomination when he shut down attacks on his family values during a town hall on CNN Tuesday night.
Thus far, conservatives have desperately tried to smear Buttigieg for being a gay man. Evangelical preacher Franklin Graham infamously demanded that Mayor Pete repent for being gay last year.
Buttigieg not only smacked Graham down, but he also called out Vice President Mike Pence, who many see as a notorious bigot that signed anti-gay religious freedom laws when he was Governor of Indiana.
“If you have a problem with who I am, your problem is not with me. Your quarrel, sir, is with my creator,” the mayor said.
And most recently, Rush Limbaugh attacked him for being gay not long after Trump awarded him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
“America’s still not ready to elect a gay guy kissing his husband on the debate stage,” Limbaugh said on his show.
Trump would even tell Limbaugh to “never apologize” for the disgusting attack.
Well, Buttigieg fired back during the town hall after an attendee asked him a question.
First, Mayor Pete assured everyone that he is prepared for such attacks during the general election if Republicans are low enough to go there. Of course, we all know there is no low to which they won’t stoop.
He then talked about his desire to no longer put his personal life on hold after leaving the military.
But then he slammed Trump and Limbaugh by name and reminded everyone of their hypocrisy.
“The idea of the likes of Rush Limbaugh or Donald Trump lecturing anybody on family values,” he said. “I mean, sorry but, one thing about my marriage is it’s never involved me sending hush money to a porn star after cheating on my spouse. So they want to debate family values, let’s debate family values, I’m ready.”
Here’s the video via YouTube:
Indeed, Trump had an affair with adult film star Stormy Daniels in 2006 after First Lady Melania Trump had just given birth to son Barron. He then paid $130,000 to Daniels in an effort to buy her silence during the 2016 campaign, committing campaign finance crimes in the process, for which Trump is known as “Individual 1” in court documents. Limbaugh, like Trump, has also been married multiple times and defends Trump’s infidelities. That’s makes them both hypocrites who have no right to talk about family values.
Meanwhile, Buttigieg has only been married one time to his current husband and has no such personal scandals.
Clearly, Republicans can’t use the ole “family values” routine to attack anyone this election, or any election from now on for that matter. That ship sailed when they supported Trump as their nominee. And now Buttigieg is prepared to drown them in their hypocrisy.
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