Pete Buttigieg isn’t letting critics get in the way how he parents, including Tucker Carlson of Fox New.
in an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper On Sunday, the US Secretary of Transportation hit back at a clip in which Carlson mocked paternity leave.
“Pete Buttigieg has been on leave from his job since August after adopting a child. Paternity leave, they call it, trying to figure out how to breastfeed. No word on how it happened is,” the “Tucker Carlson Tonight” host said in a segment Thursday.
Buttigieg welcomes twins Penelope Rose and Joseph August Buttigieg with husband Cheston in August.
“As you can imagine, we’re bottle-feeding and doing it at all hours of the day and night,” Buttigieg told Tapper. “I’m not going to apologize to Tucker Carlson or anyone else for taking care of our premature newborn twins. The work we’re doing is enjoyable, wholesome, wonderful work. It’s important work.”
as congress Debate on the idea of paternity leave, he goes on to say that it is the work that “every American should be able to do as they welcome a new baby into their family (family) holiday… It is long past time that every American It should be possible for the mother and father to take care of their babies when a new baby arrives.”
Earlier this month, the politician spoke about the joys and challenges of parenthood during an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
Buttigieg, 39, said, “It’s been amazing. It’s everything people ask you to do and expect.” “I think the biggest thing that surprised me is how much joy there is sometimes even in the hard parts.”
“Don’t get me wrong – it’s the most demanding thing I think I’ve ever done, that Chastain and I have ever had, but it’s just amazing,” he said.
Before becoming a father, Buttigieg said he used to “think about 5 in the morning.”
“Now I think of it as nap time if I’m lucky,” Buttigieg said. “And yet, I catch myself smiling half the time… we’re over the moon right now.”