The former vice president of the outgoing president took some shots at him while he was hosting a GOP banquet in a key early-voting state for the presidential nomination.
Even though the White House and Pete Buttigieg’s husband didn’t like it, former Vice President Mike Pence stands by the joke he made about the Transportation Secretary at a recent dinner and roast with officials and journalists.
This joke was told by Pence at the annual Gridiron Dinner in Washington, D.C., on Saturday night. This dinner is only for people who have been asked. At the dinner, people who were invited to speak can make fun of themselves and others, which is a lot of fun.
Pence was reacting to the news that Buttigieg and his husband, Chasten, had adopted twins in 2021 while he was on family leave. Pence has said that he will decide in the spring if he will run for president in 2024 as a Republican.
“During the Gridiron Dinner, a roast is served. People made fun of me a lot, and I made fun of Republicans and Democrats a lot.” Thursday night in New Hampshire, Pence held a dinner to raise money for the Republican Party. He then told reporters this. The second vote for the Republican nomination for president will be held in the state of New Hampshire.
He then said, “All I can think is that Pete Buttigieg not only can’t do his job, but he also can’t take a joke.”
In an interview with The Washington Blade, a newspaper for LGBTQ people on the left, White House worker Karine Jean-Pierre called Pence’s joke “homophobic,” “offensive,” and “inappropriate.”
Marc Short, who used to be Pence’s chief of staff, said that the government was making things up “The Biden administration doesn’t have to act angry when they aren’t.
Instead of trying to make the “woke police” happy, the White House should focus on the real problems facing the country, like bank failures, near-collisions between planes in the air, train derailments, and the ongoing problem with the supply chain.”
Chasten Buttigieg said that Pence’s words are “part of a much bigger trend that is attacking families” on Thursday’s episode of “The View” on ABC.
I don’t like when bad things happen to my family, and I don’t think anyone else does either, especially when you bring in a young, sick child, so I stood out “he added.
Both men worked at the same time in Indiana, and it seemed like they got along well. In his book about his life and his run for the White House as a Democrat in 2020, Buttigieg said that his relationship with Pence was “difficult.”
In an interview with CNBC in 2019, the former vice president, who is known as a friend of evangelical voters and a strong defender of socially conservative values, said that he and Buttigieg had a “great working relationship” and criticized Buttigieg for misrepresenting his religious beliefs.
After right-wing extremists and other Trump supporters attacked the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, to stop the vice president from certifying President Biden’s Electoral College win, Pence made headlines by harshly criticizing Trump’s actions.
Pence also made fun of Trump by saying that he was “too religious” to be the vice president. Trump lost his third run for president in November.
Pence said in his speech, which was not open to cameras or recording devices, that he had asked Trump to study the Bible with him before. “His favorite parts were the ones about how to hit enemies to kill them. “Some of these things are pretty cool, Mike.”
Pence talked about how Trump got into legal trouble when he kept secret papers at his Florida estate, Mar-a-Lago after he left office. He said, “I read that some of the secret papers they found at Mar-a-Lago were stuck in the president’s Bible, which shows that he didn’t know they were there.”
Thursday, Pence seemed to take another shot at Trump when he spoke at the annual Lincoln-Reagan fundraiser for the Cheshire County Republicans in New Hampshire. This time, he talked about plans and politics.
“As Republicans, I don’t think we should put what’s popular before what’s smart. We need to fight against populism and “politics of personality.” Vance said. It’s important to bring back the conservative values that made New Hampshire and the US great in the past.