Chasten Buttigieg says Mike Pence is not practicing what he preaches, calling out the former Trump vice president’s hypocrisy of portraying himself as a man of “family values” while attacking his husband, Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg and their infant twins – and he says he’s not waiting around for an apology.Last weekend Pence gave a speech at the closed door Gridiron Club Dinner, saying the Secretary of Transportation had taken “maternity leave” but it was America who got “postpartum depression.” Pence has been highly criticized for both the homophobia and misogyny of his remarks.“The thing about what he said is, it flies in the face of what he says he is.
He says he’s a family values Republican,” Buttigieg said on ABC’s “The View” Thursday (video below.)“So I don’t think he’s practicing what he preaches,” Buttigieg continued. “But it’s part of a much bigger trend: attacking families.
And it wasn’t just about attacking the LGBTQ community, because someone wrote this [joke] and he checked it and purposely said, ‘maternity leave’ rather than ‘paternity leave,’ but also, it’s a bigger conversation about the work that women do in families, right?
Taking a swipe at all women in all families, and expecting that women would stay at home and raise children I think is a pretty misogynistic view, especially from a man who just last year said that we should be supporting more people who adopt.”RELATED: Chasten Buttigieg Accuses Mike Pence of Using Couple’s Twins as a ‘Punchline’ in Homophobic AttackEarlier in the segment, asked if the former vice president has been in touch to apologize, Buttigieg said, “no,” and added, “I think it’s not ‘woke,’ you know, to say that something is homophobic or misogynistic.