Pence defends joke about Buttigieg ‘maternity leave’

KEENE, N.H. (AP) — The partner of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg reported Thursday he hasn’t listened to from Mike Pence in the days because the former vice president mocked his household, but will continue to maintain him accountable for his phrases.

Chasten Buttigieg was requested on ABC’s “The View” no matter whether Pence contacted him right after joking at a meal for journalists and politicians that Pete Buttigieg took “maternity leave” immediately after he and his partner adopted new child twins.

“Pete is the only individual in human history to have a youngster and everyone else receives postpartum despair,” Pence stated Saturday at the Gridiron Evening meal.

Chasten Buttigieg, who reported he does not hope to hear from Pence, named the remarks “part of a significantly more substantial trend attacking family members.”

“I spoke up for the reason that we all have an obligation to maintain folks accountable for when they say some thing erroneous, especially when it is misogynistic, particularly when it is homophobic, and I just really do not get that when it’s to my spouse and children, and I do not think everyone else would, specifically when you provide a extremely tiny, medically fragile boy or girl into it,” he reported.

Pence defended his comments Thursday night right after speaking at a Republican Bash dinner in New Hampshire.

“The Gridiron Supper is a roast. I had a whole lot of jokes directed to me, and I directed a ton of jokes to Republicans and Democrats,” he told reporters. “The only thing I can figure is Pete Buttigieg not only just cannot do his position, but he simply cannot consider a joke.”

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