Former Vice President Mike Pence has stood by his recent quip regarding Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg's "maternity leave," despite facing criticism from Democrats and the Biden administration.
At the recent Gridiron Dinner, Pence gave a speech peppered with humor aimed at various political figures from both parties. In one such jest, he referenced Buttigieg's "maternity leave" during a time of widespread flight cancellations and a supply chain crisis in October 2021.
President Biden will probably run but, if not, there’s Pete Buttigieg, who’s an old Indiana friend. When Pete’s two children were born, he took two months maternity leave, whereupon thousands of travelers were stranded in airports, the air traffic system shut down, and airplanes nearly collided on our runways.
Pete is the only person in human history to have a child and everyone else gets post-partum depression. The reason I know him is that he was mayor when I was governor. Pete was so popular in Indiana he recently moved to Michigan.
Nonetheless, several Democrats, along with Buttigieg's spouse Chasten, promptly labeled the ex-vice president's comments as "misogynistic" or "homophobic."
On Monday, the White House also joined in, inaccurately accusing Pence of displaying homophobia and misogyny.
“The former vice president’s homophobic joke about Secretary Buttigieg was offensive and inappropriate, all the more so because he treated women suffering from postpartum depression as a punchline,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said. “He should apologize to women and LGBTQ people, who are entitled to be treated with dignity and respect.”
Despite the character attacks from Democrats, Pence seems to be standing firm on his remarks.
“The Gridiron Dinner is a roast. I had a lot of jokes directed to me, and I directed a lot of jokes to Republicans and Democrats,” Pence said on Thursday at a New Hampshire Republican Party dinner. “The only thing I can figure is Pete Buttigieg not only can’t do his job, but he can’t take a joke.”
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