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GOP official calls Pete Buttigieg a “weak little girl”

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A high-ranking state GOP official called out Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg a “weak little girl.”

Buttigieg was talking about California’s ban on selling gasoline-fueled cars – which will go into effect in 2035 – on Fox 11 Los Angeles’s The Issue Is show.

Michigan Republican Party co-chair Meshawn Maddock saw the clip and responded on Sunday: “We’re so blessed this weak little girl moved to Michigan! Looks like he’s bringing all his California Dreaming here with him.”

Earlier this year, Buttigieg and his husband Chasten Buttigieg moved near Chasten’s hometown of Traverse City, Michigan to be closer to his parents as they raise their children.

State Rep. Samantha Steckloff (D) denounced Maddock’s homophobic attack.

“The @migop chair chose today to raise homophobic and bigoted attacks against Michiganders,” Steckloff tweeted. “The bigotry, homophobia, and anti semitism is so ramped in their chosen leaders.”

Maddock was one of 16 Michigan Republicans who pretended to be Michigan’s delegation in the Electoral College in an attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

President Joe Biden won the state by about 154,000 votes, but Maddock and her 15 colleagues entered the state capitol on the day that Michigan’s real presidential electors met in order to hold a fake convention of electors, which included Maddock’s husband, state Rep. Matt Maddock (R). They allegedly signed a fake document saying that they were the real electors and that Donald Trump had won the state and sent it to then-Vice President Mike Pence.

The federal archivist rejected the document and notified out Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, who said earlier this year that she referred the 16 alleged fake electors for federal prosecution.

“This is part of a much bigger conspiracy,” Nessel explained in January, saying that Republicans attempted to do the same in seven states in “what seems to be a coordinated effort between Republican parties.”

On Twitter, people criticized Maddock for calling Buttigieg a “weak little girl.”

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