Pete Buttigieg Rips Ron Desantis for Anti-LGTQ Ad

July 04, 2023

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg ripped Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) over a widely condemned anti-LGBTQ campaign ad. Appearing Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union with Dana Bash, Buttigieg slammed the Florida governor over the ad — which bizarrely showed former President Donald Trump’s ties to the LGBTQ community, then showed various images of DeSantis attempting to project strength, which were juxtaposed with random images of shirtless bodybuilders. “I’m going to leave aside the strangeness of trying to prove your manhood by putting up a video that splices images of you in between oiled up shirtless bodybuilders,” Buttigieg said. “These are the kinds of problems that most of us got into government, politics and public service in order to work on,” Buttigieg said.