South Bend, Indiana Mayor and 2020 Democratic Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg didn't mince words when calling out the anti-LGBT stances of Vice President Mike Pence and those who think being gay is a choice.
“If me being gay was a choice, it was a choice that was made far, far above my pay grade, and that’s the thing I wish the Mike Pences of the world would understand. That if you got a problem with who I am, your problem is not with me ― your quarrel, Sir, is with my creator.”
Far-Right Fox News host Laura Ingraham didn't take kindly to that. She took to Twitter calling Buttigieg more self-righteous than Evangelical Christians like Mike Pence.
Mayor Pete comes off as more sanctimonious and self-righteous here than most Evangelical Christians I've met: "Butt… https://t.co/onbI6YT2RT— Laura Ingraham (@Laura Ingraham)1554755713.0
Ingraham—who has a storied past homophobia herself—was quickly dragged in the tweets responding to her claim that Buttigieg is self-righteous.
@IngrahamAngle @CNNPolitics nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. (1 Corinthians 6:9-10)— Laura K🌟🌟🌟 (@Laura K🌟🌟🌟)1554766828.0
@IngrahamAngle @CNNPolitics Pete's marriage is more sacred than any of Domald Trump's.— Barbara (@Barbara)1554780990.0
@IngrahamAngle @CNNPolitics That quote is perfectly accurate. Nothing sanctimonious about it. Sanctimonious would b… https://t.co/jycLjSDL0M— Jack Murphy (@Jack Murphy)1554783239.0
But many had kind words for one person mentioned in the tweet.Many tweeted their love for Mayor Pete in response.
@IngrahamAngle @CNNPolitics He comes off as honest, but I know you wouldn’t recognize that— Observationist (@Observationist)1554782023.0
@IngrahamAngle @CNNPolitics Mayor Pete is spot on. Fabulous response to homophobes far and wide.— Dist 5 Coalition (@Dist 5 Coalition)1554758686.0
@IngrahamAngle @CNNPolitics Mr. @PeteButtigieg is right.— CDWTweets (@CDWTweets)1554776629.0
@IngrahamAngle @trumps_feed @CNNPolitics Candidate Buttigieg is absolutely accurate qnd correct with his statement.… https://t.co/Z6vUzPkmJP— Melissa Dufoe-Osaabiikwe (@Melissa Dufoe-Osaabiikwe)1554764325.0
@IngrahamAngle @CNNPolitics Mayor Pete doesn’t have a scintilla of sanctimony or self-righteousness in his entire b… https://t.co/QlhGafiXez— Teresa 🇺🇸 (@Teresa 🇺🇸)1554769860.0
Buttigieg's popularity has been surging in the polls and the candidate once seen as a long shot is now considered a force to be reckoned with.
It looks like that has some, like Laura Ingraham, a tad nervous.