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“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

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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.”

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