“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 that went,” Fox News host Tucker Carlson said of Buttigieg on his show this week, a comment critics have blasted as “homophobic.”
Others, however, have been equally angry by Buttigieg’s lack of leadership at a critical moment.
“Pete Buttigieg is incompetent AND absent as Americans suffer,” conservative pundit Matthew Kolken tweeted.
“A cabinet member has been on leave for two months **and nobody noticed**. That is incredible,” conservative strategist Phil Kerpen added.