U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg recently visit The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and opened up about his family life.
Buttigieg had a pretty good response when asked how he felt about his own same-sex marriage and working with incoming House Speaker Mike Johnson. The new Republican speaker of the House of Representatives is known for his staunch opposition to anything gay.
“I will work with anybody who can help us make good transportation available to the American people,” Buttigieg told Stephen Colbert, and he suggested that maybe he and his husband, Chasten Buttigieg, should invite Johnson to their home to see them making dinner for their adopted twins. The children are now 3 years old.
The former Democratic presidential candidate said they have the same kind of hectic lifestyles as any parents while caring for young kids. “Everything about that is chaos, but nothing about that is dark,” he said, adding that “the love of God” is in their home and family.
Buttigieg admited, "It’s a little bit difficult driving the family minivan to drop our kids off at daycare, passing the dome of the Capitol, knowing that the Speaker of the House sitting under that dome doesn’t even think our family ought to exist.”
And he added, “Look, I’ve often said if being gay was a choice, that was a choice that was made way above my pay grade. But my lifestyle is that I’m a dad. I’m a married father of two, a beautiful boy and girl, twins two years old. And our family deserves to be protected. It deserves to be supported just like every American family."
Watch the interview below: