“Are you saying he has a same-sex partner?” the woman asked. Nikki van den Heever, a Buttigieg precinct captain, suggested to the woman that Buttigieg’s relationship shouldn’t matter, but the woman said otherwise. “It all just went right down the toilet is where it just went,” the woman said.
“What I want her to know is that I’m running to be her president, too,” he said.
“Of course, I wish she was able to see that my love is the same as her love for those that she cares about, that my marriage means as much to me as hers if she’s married … even if because she can’t see that, that she won’t vote for me, I am still — if I am elected president — going to get up in the morning and try to make the best decisions for her and the people she loves, as I will work to serve every American whether they supported me or not,” he added.
.@PeteButtigieg reacts to video of Iowa caucus-goer who tried to pull her vote for him after learning he’s gay, saying “I’m running to be her president, too.”
“I wish she was able to see that my love is the same as her love for those that she cares about.” https://t.co/f8u2wbJuik pic.twitter.com/zezmeYk8c5
— The View (@TheView) February 6, 2020
Joy Behar remarked to Buttigieg that it was a matter of religion tom many. To which Buttigieg, who is openly Episcopalian, said “And if your faith guides you, I think at a time like this, what about ‘I was hungry and you fed me,’ what about ‘I was a stranger and you welcomed me?'” he asked, referring to sayings from Jesus in the New Testament.