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Buttigieg scolds Limbaugh


Buttigieg scolds Limbaugh

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WASHINGTON – Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg responded yesterday to Rush Limbaugh’s recent homophobic remarks.

“Well, I love my husband. I’m faithful to my husband. On stage we usually just go for a hug. But I love him very much, and I’m not going take lectures on family values from the likes of Rush Limbaugh,” Buttigieg, who is gay, told CNN’s Dana Bash on State Of The Union.

Last week, Limbaugh, a longtime radio host and recent Medal Of Freedom recipient, who is known for his incendiary comments on minorities, drew bipartisan criticism for remarks made on his show, where he said American voters, “despite all the great progress and despite all the great wokeness, and despite all the great ground that’s been covered, America’s still not ready to elect a gay guy kissing his husband on the debate stage president. They have to be saying this, don’t they?”.

Limbaugh specifically mentioned Buttigieg kissing his husband on the debate stage and questioned how it would play out with American voters should Buttigieg become his party’s nominee and face President Donald Trump in November.

Earlier this month, Trump awarded Limbaugh the Medal Of Freedom, the highest civilian honour, during his State of the Union address. (CNN)