On Sunday, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg brushed off homophobic comments made last week by conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh. The former South Bend, Indiana mayor finished the nation’s first two voting contests with more delegates than his competitors. As the 2020 race moves forward into more diverse states, Buttigieg is facing questions over whether his campaign will maintain its momentum. 2020 campaign reporter Jack Turman joins CBSN with the latest.
Pete Buttigieg was asked about remarks made this week by conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh. Buttigieg told Chris Wallace, “I’m in a faithful, loving, committed marriage. I’m proud of my marriage. I’m proud of my husband. I’m not going to be lectured on family values from the likes of Rush Limbaugh or anybody who supports Donald J. Trump as the moral as well as political leader of the United States. America has moved on and we should have politics of belonging that welcomes everybody. That’s what the American people are for. I’m saddened for what the GOP has become if they embrace that kind of homophobic rhetoric.”
Buttigieg on homophobic attacks: "I'm not going to be lectured on family values from the likes of Rush Limbaugh or anybody who supports Trump as the moral & political leader of the US … I'm saddened for what the GOP has become if they embrace that kind of homophobic rhetoric." pic.twitter.com/sXFHOnlXYm
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