The transport minister said attacks on him and bills like “Don’t Say Gay” were made for “political reasons” and because they have no plans for other political issues.
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg brushed off attacks from Republicans who highlight his sexuality or he and his husband Chasten as fathers, during an April 8 appearance on The View. Buttigieg, 40, explained that attacks on him personally or dangerous pieces of legislation such as Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” law are often politically motivated to hide the fact that they have no further plans to tackle cases that affect Americans.
When asked if he had messages for kids who might be struggling because of the “Don’t Say Gay” law, Buttigieg hit back at Republicans for making an already tough time even harder. “You’re not alone. It’s hard being a high school student especially. Even if you’re not LGBTQ+ or anything! It’s hard, and you throw that in, and you think about what these kids are being asked about. are bullies at your school. You don’t have to add bullies in the state house to that,” he said.
At the top of the show was played a clip of Republican Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, where she has a bizarre and offensive attack against the Minister of Transport. “He and his man can stay out of our girls’ bathrooms,” she said. Earlier in the interview, View co-host Ana Navarro said she was “sorry” about jokes some Republicans made at his expense before asking about the “Don’t Say Gay” bill.
Buttigieg warned that while certain laws and attacks should cover a lack of planning,
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