Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg powerfully responded to Marco Rubio calling legislation to protect same-sex marriage a waste of time.
Pete Buttigieg Responds To Marco Rubio
Video of Pete Buttigieg on CNN’s State Of The Union:
If he’s got time to fight against Disney, I don’t know why he wouldn’t have time to help safeguard marriages like mine.
Look, this is really, really important to a lot of people. It’s certainly important to me. I started my day, as I try to do on weekends, I try to give Chasten a little bit of a break and do breakfast with both of our twins.
And that alone, that’s no small thing, as every parent of small kids knows. It was one of those days where the tray table wasn’t quite fitting into the highchair. And I’m trying to make sure that they’re busy enough with their little cereal puffs to give me enough time to chop up the banana and get the formula ready. And it just — I don’t know. That half-hour of my morning had me
thinking about how much I depend on and count on my spouse every day. And our marriage deserves to be treated equally. And I don’t know why this would be hard for a senator or a congressman.
I don’t understand, because such a majority of House Republicans voted no on our marriage on as recently as Tuesday, hours after I was in a room with a lot of them talking about transportation policy, having what I thought were perfectly normal conversations with many of them on that subject, only for them to go around the corner and say that my marriage doesn’t deserve to continue.
If they don’t want to spend a lot of time on this, they can vote yes and move on. And that would be really reassuring for a lot of families around America, including mine.
Marco Rubio Was Pandering To Those Who Want To Take Away Rights
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) called the vote on legislation to protect same-sex marriage from being overturned by the Supreme Court a waste of time.
Rubio is also running for reelection this November, which is why he is now pandering to the group formerly known as social conservatives, who have revealed themselves to be cultural fascists.
Pete Buttigieg was right. Just like overturning Roe, banning same-sex marriage would do immediate harm to people all across the country. While same-sex marriage isn’t a matter of life and death like abortion is for women, the fundamental concept is the same. The right is trying to deny equal rights and equal citizenship to both women and same-sex couples.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
Awards and Professional Memberships
Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and The American Political Science Association