Chasten Buttigieg, hubby of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, blasted Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) for her appreciative Father’s Day tweet this week, noting that she erstwhile criticized his hubby for taking paternity permission to beryllium with his sick newborn.
“Our two-month-old lad was connected a ventilator astatine the children’s infirmary erstwhile you attacked my hubby for being with his family,” Chasten Buttigieg tweeted Wednesday. “I watched him instrumentality calls and Zooms from our infirmary country each day, managing situation aft situation portion our son’s bosom show beeped successful the background.”
Our two-month-old lad was connected a ventilator astatine the children's infirmary erstwhile you attacked my hubby for being with his family. I watched him instrumentality calls and Zooms from our infirmary country each day, managing situation aft situation portion our son's bosom show beeped successful the background. pic.twitter.com/zRkLiAANgV— Chasten Buttigieg (@Chasten) June 22, 2022
In November, Boebert hurled a homophobic onslaught astatine the proscription secretary for taking clip disconnected to beryllium with his newborn twins, saying helium was unavailable to woody with the supply-chain situation due to the fact that helium was “still astatine location trying to fig retired however to thorax feed.”
She also boasted connected different occasion that she had fixed commencement successful her motortruck and that “ain’t cipher got time” for parental leave.
But this Father’s Day, Boebert tweeted that “the relation of the begetter is perfectly cardinal to the household and to nine arsenic a whole.”
“I privation to nonstop retired a shoutout of gratitude to each of the dads crossed America!” she wrote.
Boebert was among a chorus of right-wing criticism against Buttigieg for taking paid clip disconnected to attraction for his babies. Conservatives claimed helium was shirking his Cabinet duties, adjacent though Buttigieg said astatine the clip helium was inactive “available 24/7 connected issues that can’t wait, issues that can’t beryllium delegated and large decisions,” specified arsenic the supply-chain issue.
The Buttigiegs welcomed twins Joseph August (Gus) and Penelope Rose successful the summer. Chasten Buttigieg revealed successful aboriginal November that “After 3 weeks successful and retired of hospitals, 125 miles successful an ambulance, and a terrifying week connected a ventilator, Gus is home, smiling, and doing great!”