Pence says Buttigieg ‘knows better.’
U.S. President Mike Pence said on April 9 that Pete Buttigieg, present South Bend Mayor and presidential hopeful from the Democratic Party, “knows better.” The response by the V.P. came after the mayor fiercely criticized Pence’s record concerning LGBT equality. Pence made the comments during a television interview.
Pence said he hopes he and Buttigieg work in tandem before he considers the 2020 presidential hopeful from the Democratic as a party friend. He claimed the Democrat knows that Pence has no problem with him. When the interviewer asked whether he agreed with Buttigieg’s belief that God made him gay, the V.P. replied diplomatically that all religious people harbor their own religious convictions, himself and Buttigieg included.
The vice president continued to say that he hoped Buttigieg would have more things to say to the American people other than attacking the former’s Christian faith or making attacks on President Trump in his efforts to be the President of the United States of America. Pence added that the Democratic presidential hopeful would do better to think about the importance of respecting freedom of religion of all Americans.
Mike Pence is lying when he says Pete Buttigieg attacked his faith.
Mike Pence attacks Christianity when he pretends it justifies his homophobia.
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) April 12, 2019
Buttigieg kickstarted his presidential campaign on April 14 during an event in Washington D.C. hosted by LGBTQ Victory Fund. He said he wished the ‘Mike Pences’ of the world understand that when they have a problem with what Buttigieg is, then the quarrel is not with the Democratic presidential hopeful, but with God himself. The Democrat termed the Almighty as his “creator.”
In a television interview during March, Buttigieg expressed surprise by Pence’s total support for the U.S. President Donald Trump. The presidential hopeful wondered how Pence could permit himself to be a “cheerleader of the porn star presidency.” The Democrat then wondered aloud whether the change happened when Pence lost his beliefs in the scriptures and began to believe in Donald Trump? He then repeated that he does not know the answer.
Pence, in his television interview, said he stands by his Christian conservative views on marriage. He continued to say this does not imply he will be critical of others who hold a different point of view.