Buttigieg Won’t Be ‘Lectured On Family Values’ by Rush Limbaugh or Trump Supporters

by Mary Margaret Olohan


Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg said Sunday that he will not be “lectured on family values” by the likes of radio host Rush Limbaugh or Trump supporters.

The former South Bend, Indiana, mayor spoke on “Fox News Sunday” with anchor Chris Wallace, who brought up separate comments Limbaugh and “America First” host Sebastian Gorka made on Feb. 12 about Buttigieg’s stances on abortion and electability.

“A gay guy, 37 years old, loves kissing his husband on debate stages. Can you see [President Donald] Trump have fun with that?” Limbaugh asked, while Gorka questioned, “Why is a homosexual man lecturing us about the sanctity of life in the womb? Just a little curious there, strange.”

“What is your reaction to those comments?” Wallace asked Buttigieg.

The presidential candidate responded, “I am in a faithful, loving, committed marriage. I’m proud of my marriage, and I’m proud of my husband.”

He added:

And I’m not going to be lectured on family values from the likes of Rush Limbaugh or anybody who supports Donald J. Trump as the moral as well as political leader of the United States. America has moved on, and we should have politics of belonging that welcomes everybody. That’s what the American people are for. And I am saddened for what the Republican Party has become if they embrace that kind of homophobic rhetoric.

Buttigieg also commented on whether Americans would vote for a gay presidential candidate and noted that he came out as gay while Vice President Mike Pence was governor of Indiana.

“We didn’t know what would happen. I’ll tell you what happened,” he said.

“I got reelected with 80% of the vote in my generally Democratic but socially conservative community, more than I had the first time that I ran for office,” he continued, adding:

“When it comes to LGBTQ issues … the most important thing is not the treatment of candidates, it’s what’s happening to individuals and families across the country from brave service members who have their careers threatened by this president.”

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Mary Margaret Olohan is a reporter at Daily Caller News Foundation.




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5 Thoughts to “Buttigieg Won’t Be ‘Lectured On Family Values’ by Rush Limbaugh or Trump Supporters”

  1. L.P. Barnett

    I guess this new “open” way of thinking has left me behind. I will say this; any man who sleeps with another man will never ever get this former Marine’s vote!

  2. Kaliphornya

    You won’t be lectured? No matter how old or educated or worldly one may think they are, it never hurts to listen and learn even if subjected to negative criticism.
    If you have a closed mind you are no better than those that criticize. Maybe you should listen.

  3. Brit

    He doesn’t care about family values, why are people even giving him the time of the day. This just shows that the Democrats prefer alternative lifestyles rather than traditional American Values.

  4. 83ragtop50

    This guy is a disaster.

  5. Silence Dogood

    No worries there, Pete. Why would anyone waste their breath trying to teach you anything? Have you considered what you will do after you are eliminated from the primary race?