Buttigieg says his marriage is 'on the line' if Amy Barrett gets into SC, Internet says 'you're full of s**t'
Pete Buttigieg, former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, appeared to suggest on Sunday, October 18 that Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett posed a threat to his marriage. "There are all kinds of interesting questions about the future of the American judiciary, but right now, as we speak, the preexisting condition coverage of millions of Americans might depend on what is about to happen in the Senate with regard to this justice," Buttigieg, who is now a part of Joe Biden's transition team, told 'Fox News Sunday' host Chris Wallace.
Buttigieg suggested that the same-sex marriage ruling passed by Obama could be potentially dismantled by a conservative-leaning court. "My marriage might depend on what is about to happen in the Senate with regard to this justice," he said. "So many issues are on the line."
Buttigieg, who tied the knot with his husband in 2018, made the comments while responding to a question about Biden's position on 'court-packing' and his repeated alleged dodging of the issue. "You know, this current president and his supporters, they have a remarkable gift for changing the subject," Buttigieg told Wallace. "We’re not going to let them because we know that the American people are with us on this issue."
"Most Americans disagree with the president on the nomination," he added. "Most Americans believe the president is doing a terrible job on the pandemic. Most Americans support keeping the Affordable Care Act and preexisting conditions, which they could take away from us in a matter of weeks." According to Buttigieg, Republicans pushing through Barrett's nomination days before the election sent the "wrong message" to voters. “It’s not in the spirit of our Constitution, or our legal system, or political system for them to do this,” he said. “Most Americans believe that the American people ought to have a say. We’re not talking about an election that’s coming up, we’re in the middle of an election, millions of Americans are voting and want their voice to be heard.”
Buttigieg also responded to his previous statements about court-packing, when he spoke about expanding the Supreme Court panel to 15 judges. “My views haven’t changed,” he told Wallace. “Bipartisan reform with the purpose of reducing the politicization of the Supreme Court is a really promising idea. Let’s also be clear that a president can’t just snap their fingers and do it.”
Social media users, however, appeared to mock the former South Bend mayor for his apparent hyperbole. "Mayor Pete is FULL OF S**T. Last time I checked Gay Marriage is NOT on the ballet as Gay marriage is settled law. Let it go!" one wrote. "Jumps through a hoop, then flashes pearly whites. 'So my marriage it reflects mayonnaise,'" another quipped.
"Mayor Pete thinks the new Justice is going to vote against same-sex marriages you know the Obamas brought to America. Obama put a man in a woman's restroom & a woman in a man's restroom & Confused Humanity with what gender God gave them. Killing off millions of bloodlines," a third added. "Chris Wallace currently has Mayor Pete on his programming whining that an Amy Barrett confirmation could be damaging to his & his husband’s marriage," a fourth chimed in.
Mayor Pete is FULL OF SHIT. Last time I checked Gay Marriage is NOT on the ballet as Gay marriage is settled law. Let it go!— D. (@EyeBallsDeep_) October 19, 2020
Pete Buttigieg says his 'marriage might depend on what is about to happen' in Amy Coney Barrett's SCOTUS confirmation https://t.co/xIAClGRdnU via @Yahoo
Jumps through a hoop, then flashes pearly whites. "So my marriage it reflects mayonnaise."— Pete Bottigieg's Pre-Programmed Talking Points (@mayor_pete_bot) October 19, 2020
Mayor Pete thinks the new Justice is going to vote against same-sex marriages you know the Obamas brought to America..Obama put a man in a woman's restroom & a woman in a man's restroom & Confused Humanity with what gender God gave them.— In God is our trust! One nation under God. (@pennington_jr) October 19, 2020
Killing off millions of bloodlines. pic.twitter.com/AOOAIbRCGS
Chris Wallace currently has Mayor Pete on his programming whining that an Amy Barrett confirmation could be damaging to his & his husband’s marriage. 🤦♂️— 🇺🇸Friends Call me GRIZZ🇺🇸 (@Real_G2DAZ) October 18, 2020