Chasten Buttigieg slams Lauren Boebert after sending ‘gratitude’ to ‘all’ dads

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Chasten Buttigieg, husband of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, lambasted Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) for her grateful Father’s Day tweet this week, noting that she once criticized her husband for taking time off paternity to be with her sick newborn.

“Our two-month-old son was on a ventilator in children’s hospital when you attacked my husband for being with his family,” Chasten Buttigieg tweeted Wednesday. “I watched him take calls and zoom in from our hospital room all day, handling crisis after crisis while our son’s heart monitor beeped in the background.”

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In November, Boebert launched a homophobic attack on the Transport Secretary for taking leave to be with his newborn twins, saying he was unavailable to deal with the supply chain crisis because that he was “still at home figuring out how to feed the chest”. .”

She also bragged on another occasion that she gave birth in her truck and that “no one has time” to take parental leave.

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But on this Father’s Day, Boebert tweeted that “the role of the father is absolutely fundamental to the family and to society as a whole.”

“I want to send a shout out to all dads across America!” she wrote.

Boebert was part of a chorus of right-wing criticism against Buttigieg for taking paid time off to care for his babies. The Tories claimed he was shying away from his Cabinet duties, although Buttigieg said at the time that he was always “available 24/7 on matters that cannot wait, matters that cannot be delegated and major decisions”, such as the supply chain. publish.

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The Buttigiegs welcomed twins Joseph August (Gus) and Penelope Rose this summer. Chasten Buttigieg revealed in early November that “After 3 weeks in and out of hospitals, 125 miles in an ambulance and a terrifying week on a ventilator, Gus is home smiling and doing great!”

This article originally appeared on The AU Times and has been updated.

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