In an interview with CBS News’s Face the Nation, Buttigieg discussed his experience attempting to find formula for his adopted twins, Penelope Rose and Joseph August.
“This is very personal for us—we’ve got two 9-month-old children,” he said, referring to himself and his gay spouse, Chasten.
“Baby formula is a very big part of our lives,” he continued. “And, like millions of Americans, we’ve been rooting around stores, checking online, getting in touch with relatives in other places where they don’t have the same shortages to see what they can send over.”
The apparent admission was a dramatic reversal from his defiant posturing last year, in the early days of the supply-chain crisis.
Buttigieg, whose office is directly responsible for overseeing the effective transport of goods from the nation’s ports and warehouses, took several months of paternity leave, resulting in rampant speculation that the former South Bend mayor and model-train enthusiast was missing in action.
The Biden administration again has faced harsh criticism for throwing the nation’s mothers under the bus after it was revealed that ample supplies of baby formula were being sent to the US–Mexico border to help accommodate illegal immigrants during their detention.
The dire shortage has created a defacto black market for parents desperate to provide nourishment for their newborns.
Despite opening up about his latest personal parental woes, Buttigieg received little sympathy from Twitter users.
I highly doubt he is effected at all.
— Boyashocka (@boyashocka) May 17, 2022
His acknowledgement also put a new light on the inconsistencies of leftist gender ideology.
Double breast pump…..do it!
— juliaR1776 (@juliar7770) May 17, 2022
Did he acknowledge that male birthing persons cannot breastfeed? 🏼 #LeftWingLunacy
— Jeff McQuary (@naptownlawyer) May 17, 2022
I dont understand. Isnt Pete lactating??
— Abortion Fetishist (@CuntscabPsaki) May 17, 2022