Chasten slams Boebert for criticizing Pete Buttigieg’s parenting / Queerty | #parenting


Chasten Buttigieg and Rep. Lauren Boebert
Chasten Buttigieg and (inset) Rep. Lauren Boebert

Chasten Buttigieg has had enough of Rep. Lauren Boebert. Over the weekend, the Colorado lawmaker issued a Father’s Day tweet in honor of American dads.

“The role of the father is absolutely fundamental to the family and to society as a whole,” she said, “On this Father’s Day, I want to send out a shoutout of gratitude to all the dads across America!”

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Chasten, husband of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, thought it a good time to remind Boebert of how she’d mocked Pete’s parenting skills when they became new dads.

He re-posted her tweet and responded, “Our two-month-old son was on a ventilator at the children’s hospital when you attacked my husband for being with his family. I watched him take calls and Zooms from our hospital room all day, managing crisis after crisis while our son’s heart monitor beeped in the background.”

Chasten and Pete became dads to twins via adoption in early September. A couple of months later, on Halloween, it emerged that their son, Gus had needed to stay in hospital overnight because of health concerns.

Around the same time, Boebert posted a video in which she lambasted Buttigieg for taking paternity leave, joking that he was trying to learn how to “chest feed” his kids.

“The guy was not working! Because why? He was trying to figure out how to chest feed,” she said.

Clearly, Chasten has not forgotten that criticism.

Besides her Father’s day tweet, Boebert also made headlines earlier this week when it emerged she had written a letter to Pete Buttigieg asking him to consider awarding funding to a bridge project in her home state.

In March, Boebert voted against Joe Biden’s Infrastructure bill, describing it as “garbage”. Three months later, she’s now writing to Buttigieg as Transportation Secretary asking if some of the $1.2trillion of funding can go to her state. Many were quick to point out the hypocrisy.

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Chasten’s tweet has had over 180k likes at the time of writing.

Here are a few of the responses.

Chasten marked his first Father’s Day as a dad with a posting to Instagram on the weekend. He said, “There’s something about fatherhood you just can’t understand until it happens to you. I never knew how challenging and rewarding it would be, but I’ve come to learn that even though each day feels as if your heart lives on the outside of your chest, the most beautiful and indescribable moments happen somewhere between totally in love and absolutely terrified.”





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