Gay US Amb. Defends Friend Mike Pence, Calls Out 2020 Dem Buttigieg For His ‘Dirty Trick’ Against VP
Openly gay Democratic 2020 presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg has been stirring up some deep waters against Vice President Mike Pence lately, and Richard Grenell is not happy about it.
The U.S. Ambassador to Germany claims to have been a friend of Pence for many years and decided on Friday to address the slander.
As reported by the Daily Caller:
The ambassador, who appeared on Fox News’ “The Story” with Martha MacCallum earlier in the week, claimed that Buttigieg’s attacks on Vice President Mike Pence amounted to a “hate hoax along the lines of Jussie Smollett.”
Buttigieg, since announcing his bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, has often attacked Pence for being “anti-gay” — and Grenell, who considers the vice president a friend, spoke out in his defense.
So what did Grenell have to say in his defense?
As reported by the Daily Wire:
“Mayor Pete has been pushing this hate hoax along the lines of Jussie Smollett for a very long time now, several weeks, and I find it really ironic that Mayor Pete stayed silent about this so-called hate hoax on him and others during 2015, 2016, 2017 when Mike Pence was governor,” Grenell said. “There was total silence. It’s ironic that right about now when he’s starting his fundraising apparatus to run for president that he comes up with this idea and this attack.”
“One of the things that really bothers me about this attack is that Mike Pence is a friend of mine. Mike and Karen are great people. They are godly people. They’re followers of Christ. They don’t have hate in their heart for anyone. They know my partner, they have accepted us. You ask me do we agree philosophically on every single issue? No,” Grenelle added.
Since making the controversial remarks, some have dug into the past to see if there is any evidence to support the claims, such as Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro, who found that “there is no evidence that Pence has ever said an unkind word about or done an unkind thing to Buttigieg.”
Shapiro noted that Buttigieg’s book contained no negative references about Pence and that Pence responded to Buttigieg coming out of the closet as a gay man in 2015 by saying, “I hold Mayor Buttigieg in the highest personal regard. I see him as a dedicated public servant and a patriot.”
If it’s true that Pete Buttigieg was just spinning the truth to get more campaign funds, that could come back to hurt him in the future. As it stands now, though, he has some very vocal friends that spoke out against Ambassador Grenell- specifically, GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamatin). The reasoning they gave was probably the most laughable that you’ve ever heard- their reason was decorum.
Here’s more from the Daily Caller:
The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) scolded U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell Friday for his criticism of openly-gay Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg and his defense of Vice President Mike Pence.
“A sitting ambassador shouldn’t be going on TV to attack a Presidential candidate,” the organization tweeted at Grenell, who also happens to be gay.
You can see their tweet below:
— GLAAD (@glaad) April 19, 2019
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) April 19, 2019
The Daily Caller continued the story:
Pence also responded to Buttigieg’s attacks during a recent interview on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” saying, “He said some things that are critical of my Christian faith and about me personally. And he knows better. He knows me.”
“But I get it,” Pence explained. “You know, it’s—look, again, 19 people running for president on that side in a party that’s sliding off to the left. And they’re all competing with one another for how much more liberal they can be.”
If two influential gay men fighting over the honor of a sitting Vice President is any indication of how rowdy the next year will be, we’re all in for an entertaining ride.
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