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: "Buttigieg to Pence: 'Your problem is not with me — your quarrel, sir, is with my creator'" @CNNPolitics https://t.co/wrm13pRdtE
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) April 8, 2019
Ingraham—who has a storied past homophobia herself—was quickly dragged in the tweets responding to her claim that Buttigieg is self-righteous.
Of course when Pence says that stuff it's perfectly cool.
— Roscoe (@doctorfeelmeh) April 8, 2019
Pete's marriage is more sacred than any of Domald Trump's.
— Barbara (@BarbaraDaddari2) April 9, 2019
That quote is perfectly accurate. Nothing sanctimonious about it.
Sanctimonious would be acting as if you Speak FOR the creator.
See the difference stupid?
— Jack Murphy (@JackMur21367264) April 9, 2019
But many had kind words for one person mentioned in the tweet.