Chasten Buttigieg rips Fox News over interest in partner’s paternity leave: ‘Go scream at an M&M’

Chasten Buttigieg rips Fox News over interest in partner’s paternity leave: ‘Go scream at an M&M’

Chasten Buttigieg rips Fox News over interest in partner’s paternity leave: ‘Go scream at an M&M’

Activist and writer Chasten Buttigieg slammed Fox News for its interest in his partner’s paternity leave and slammed them saying “it’s been 17 months” and they should be looking for “new material”.

FoxNews recently published an article suggesting that Mr Buttigieg’s husband, Pete Buttigieg, has limited the amount of work while on paternity leave in 2021.

Chasten Buttigieg added, “Go scream about an M&M” referring to right-wing outrage this week over M&M’s female-focused ad campaign.

The FoxNews The article slammed Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and said he avoided some phone calls and requests for public appearances while on paternity leave in 2021.

Citing internal documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, Fox reported that Mr Buttigieg had refused a request for an appeal with Senator Chuck Grassley [R-Iowa]in September 2021 to discuss a request for funds for a bridge in his state.

‘Unfortunately the secretary is currently on leave due to the birth of his twins, and this may cause a delay in any planning for the future,’ a staff member sent to Mr Grassley’s office, documents show. .

The article also mentions that the transportation secretary did not participate in “an hour-long Zoom call for an event with the Indiana Chamber of Commerce” while on paternity leave following the birth of her twins.

Chasten Buttigieg tweeted: “This morning the twins helped pick out their jumpers, walked down the stairs, ran to their chairs and sat at the table eating scrambled eggs with forks. They said ‘bye bye dada’ as they left. It’s been 17 months. You need new hardware. Go scream for an M&M.

The Transport Secretary’s paternity leave has been criticized by Tories. “Pete Buttigieg has been on leave since August after adopting a child. Paternity leave, as they call it, to try and figure out how to breastfeed. No word on how that happened,” said Fox News host Tucker Carlson in October 2021.

“The guy wasn’t working! Because what? He was trying to figure out how to breastfeed,” Lauren Boebert said in November 2021. “Maybe someone should tell him, please, so he can get back to work.

Meanwhile, Mr Buttigieg received several messages of support on Twitter. One user wrote, “Hey just letting you know you and your husband are loved and your kids are adorable.”

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