Chasten Buttigieg, husband of Transport Minister Pete Buttigieg, called GOP chair Ronna McDaniel a “sham” after she tweeted about LGBTQ Pride Month.
McDaniel wrote in a tweet last week that Republicans “We are proud to have doubled our support for LGBTQ over the past four years, and we will continue to expand our tent by supporting measures that promote justice and protect the balance for LGBTQ Americans and religious people like us. profound”
Buttigieg challenged McDaniel’s sentiments, writing that people with “Embedded religious beliefs” are “parents who force LGBTQ children out of their homes and onto the streets.”;
“Come back to your party stage before you talk about #pride,” he wrote.
Buttigieg expanded on his tweet in an interview with MSNBC on Monday. Noting that the Republican platform continues to oppose marriage equality.
“Our community is constantly under attack. And when I saw the president’s tweet I have to say something,” he said on “Morning Joe.”
“I think that language is hypocritical and dangerous. And I want to be clear: I don’t think anyone with a deep religious belief is homophobic. And I know many LGBTQ people who consider themselves deeply religious.”
Buttigieg added that McDaniel’s language sent a message that Republicans “We will tolerate the LGBTQ community, but we will tolerate people who want to refuse your home. denial of civil rights”
The Republican National Committee did not immediately respond to NBC News’ requests for comment.
So far in 2021, Republican leaders have introduced more than 100 bills targeting the LGBTQ community, especially transgender young people.
Buttigieg said that before moving to Washington, D.C., with his husband. He doesn’t think of himself as “Political Person”
“But now we are here and find ourselves with this platform. I don’t think I will sit quietly. And watch our community continually being attacked by people like the president,” he said on “Morning Joe.”
Buttigieg’s book, “I Have Something to Tell You,” is a memoir about growing gay in rural Michigan. It was released as a paperback last week. which is the beginning of the month of pride
“I came out as a conservative, rural, northern Michigan,” he told ABC’s Good Morning America on Saturday. “I know nothing about being gay. I think I’m the only one And I want to write a book that is very sensitive and direct. because I want other young people on the page.”
He said he plans to adapt the book for a younger audience soon.
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