(RoyalPatriot.com )- The former vice president gave a speech to journalists and lawmakers at the annual Gridiron Club dinner in Washington, D.C., over the weekend. During his talk, Mike Pence made light of Pete Buttigieg for taking paternity leave when Americans faced unprecedented challenges with air travel during his remarks at the typically hilarious white-tie dinner.
The homosexual Transportation Secretary reportedly “took maternity vacation” in 2021 after he and his spouse adopted twins.
There were hundreds of stranded passengers, the air traffic control system was shut down, and aircraft came dangerously close to colliding on our runways because he took two months of “maternity” leave. Pence said, “Pete is the only person in human history to have a child, and everyone else gets postpartum depression.”
Karine Jean-Pierre, the press secretary for the White House, responded by requesting an apology from Pence for his “homophobic joke” about Transportation Secretary Buttigieg’s “paternity leave.” She said that the former vice president owes an apology to “women and LGBTQ people” in an interview with the leftist LGBTQ publication The Washington Blade.
Jean-Pierre said that the former vice president’s homophobic joke about Secretary Buttigieg was especially insulting and disrespectful since it made light of women with postpartum depression. “He owes an apology to women and LGBTQ persons for his disrespectful behavior toward them.”
Pence’s former chief of staff, Marc Short, tweeted on Monday that the White House’s reaction was “fake outrage.”
“The White House would be smart to concentrate less on placating the awakened cops and more on bank collapses, aircraft almost colliding in mid-air, railway derailments, and the continuous supply chain crises,” Short added.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and Secretary of State Antony Blinken also joined Pence on stage at the Gridiron event (D-N.J.). All of the presenters cracked jokes during the occasion to lighten the mood. When asked about Trump’s response to the January 6 demonstration at the Capitol in 2021, the ex-vice president did criticize him.