“What’s really strange is that, you know, this is from a side of the aisle that used to claim the mantle of being pro-family,” he said.
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said that during his time off on paternity leave, he was available to handle urgent matters. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images
By MYAH WARD
10/15/2021 06:57 PM EDT
Updated: 10/15/2021 07:16 PM EDT
Pete Buttigieg on Friday brushed off Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s comments mocking the transportation secretary for taking paternity leave to care for his twin newborns.
“Look, in his case, I guess he just doesn’t understand the concept of bottle feeding, let alone the concept of paternity leave. But what’s really strange is that, you know, this is from a side of the aisle that used to claim the mantle of being pro-family,” Buttigieg said on MSNBC.
He added that caring for young children is “joyful” and “wonderful work.”