Pete Buttigieg called Mike Pence ‘The cheerleader of the porn star presidency’

Pete Buttigieg

RICK CALLAHAN [ap]

Pete Buttigieg called Mike Pence “the cheerleader of the porn star presidency” at a town hall in Texas yesterday.

At the Democratic Presidential Town Hall at SXSW in Austin this weekend, moderator Jake Tapper asked Buttigieg, 37, if Pence would be a better or a worse president than Donald Trump.

“Both,” he answered.

He explained that he has his differences with Pence’s Christian beliefs. While Buttigieg said that his Christianity is about “protecting the stranger and the prisoner and the poor person,” Pence’s is about “sexuality and a certain view of rectitude.”

“But even if you buy into that, how could he allow himself to become the cheerleader of the porn star presidency?” Buttigieg asked.

“Is it that he stopped believing in Scripture when he started believing in Donald Trump?”

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In his response to a question about possibly becoming the first gay presidential candidate for a major party for president, he talked about how that helps him realize “what’s at stake in politics.”

His marriage to his husband is “the most important thing in my life.”

“You know, that intimate thing in our lives exists by the grace of a single vote on the U.S. Supreme Court,” he said.

“That really important freedom in my life, the freedom to marry, came about because of choices that were made by policymakers who had power over me and millions of others.”

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