Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Afternoon went on Wednesday Pete Buttgieg claims again the position of transportation secretary “wouldn’t even admit that he was gay” It was several years ago that it was this way. “lied about it for reasons he has never been asked to explain.”

ButtigiegThe former mayor of South Bend (Indiana) and 2020 Democratic candidate for President has provided explanations. He explained in the 2015 article he wrote in the South Bend Tribune When he was finally allowed to speak. He was also a good sport. explained again Multiple other times, he revealed his fear of admitting who he was, among other reasons. “was going to be the ultimate, career-ending professional setback.” Buttigieg When discriminatory practices were being introduced, I joined the military. “Don’t ask, don’t tell” The policy ban on lesbian and openly gay service members was still in place.

Carlson Originally published Buttigieg While discussing the response to Saturday’s mass shooting at a Colorado Springs LGBTQ nightclub that left at least five people dead and 18 others injured,

“Pete Buttigieg, of course, couldn’t pass up a moment like this,” Carlson said. It’s not like Pete Buttigieg wants to talk about how things are going over at the Transportation Department, which he supposedly runs.”

“No, Pete Buttigieg wants to talk about identity,” Carlson added. “He always wants to talk about identity. And the funny, ironic thing is, until just a few years ago, Buttigieg wouldn’t even admit that he was gay. He hid that and then lied about it for reasons he has never been asked to explain. Why not?”

This week, we spoke out about the shooting. Buttigieg called out The anti-LGBTQ rhetorical attacks and political attacks leading up to the physical attack against a gay nightclub. “It was a place of belonging, it was a place of community. And it came under attack – at a time when the entire LGBTQ community is coming under attack,” He said.

Carlson He has a history homophobia. He is often followed by Buttigieg and accepts negative tropes concerning trans people, drag queens, or the LGBTQ community in its entirety.

Last year, Carlson Buttgieg was mocked for taking paternity leaves after Chasten, the transportation secretary, and his husband Chasten. ButtigiegHe was married to his wife, and they welcomed twins in 2018. Carlson He replied, “He was.” “trying to figure out how to breastfeed.”

Kat Abughazaleh (Media Matters researcher), shared the clip Carlson’s tirade Wednesday, tweeted: “Wow why would a gay man in the military and holding public office not disclose he’s gay to the general public? Can anyone think of a reason???”

Chasten Buttigieg The chimed in