As usual, Pete Buttigieg used his excellent communication skills to neuter Marco Rubio and other Republican politicians effectively.
Pete Buttigieg nails Marco Rubio
“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,” Buttigieg said. “Look, this is really, really important to a lot of people. It is certainly important to me.”
Pete then told a touching story about giving his husband a break as he took care of their toddlers. He showed that their lives were not out of the ordinary. In other words, there is no justification for discriminating against same-sex marriage. He then admonished Republican senators and congresspersons.
“Our marriage deserves to be treated equally,” Buttigieg said. “And I don’t know why this would be hard for a senator or a congressman. I don’t understand how such a majority of House Republicans voted no on our marriage 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.”
Pete Buttigieg has great communication skills. Unfortunately, I always believed he was ill-suited for Transportation Secretary. He would have been much more effective if he was placed in a position to directly counter the likes of Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema.