Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is an American politician and attorney who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, Barack Obama was the first African-American president of the United States. He previously served as a U.S. senator from Illinois from 2005 to 2008 and an Illinois state senator from 1997 to 2004.
Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg spoke to a group of Democratic supporters at a campaign stop in Wisconsin Friday in the final days of this election cycle."When it comes to the actual issues, most Americans are already with us," Buttigieg said to an animated crowd.Buttigieg campaigned on behalf of Lt.
Gov. Mandela Barnes, the Democratic challenger to the state's anti-LGBTQ+ Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson.Barnes trails slightly in the polls but remains within the margin of error in a race categorized as a toss-up."There's a reason people all over the country are watching Wisconsin to see what's going to happen in this state that's been the tipping point again and again because it is so close," Buttigieg said.Buttigieg addressed the intense anti-LGBTQ+ sentiment of Republican lawmakers and political candidates across the country.The American public, Buttigieg said, is not on board with those sentiments."Most Americans understand that the most important thing when it comes to our children at school is not whether they're going home to two moms or two dads.
It's whether they're going home safe every single day," the father of twins said.Buttigieg earned hefty applause with his subsequent statement.Watch Pete Buttigieg Prove Why He's a TV MainstayMost people, he said, agree that "my marriage counts just as much as anybody else's marriage.