Rep. Marco Rubio (R.FL) reacted to Pete Buttigieg’s reported criticism of his decision to vote “No” on legislation which would codify the same-sex marriage.
On Sunday Buttigieg spoke with Jake Tapper, CNN’s Jake Tapper. He asked Buttigieg to comment on Rubio’s alleged call for same-sex marriage legislation to be a “stupid wasted of time”, as Americans are facing so many difficulties.
” If he has the time and energy to oppose Disney, then I’m not sure why he would have any time to protect marriages such as mine. It is very important for many people. Buttigieg said that it was important for him.
” Our marriage is worthy of equal treatment. He continued, “I don’t understand why this would prove so difficult for a senator and a Congressman.” “I do not understand why such a large number of House Republicans have voted against our marriage on Tuesday. This was hours after I had been in the same room as them discussing transportation policy and having normal conversations. Only for them to turn the corner to say that my marriage isn’t worthy of continuing. They can choose to vote no and continue on if they do not want to waste time discussing this. This would really be reassuring to a lot families in America, such as mine .
Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg speaks at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex, in Washington, Monday, March 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Rubio posted a Twitter video in which he defended Florida’s fight against Disney and promised to take on the “real problems” facing Americans like high gas prices.
“We have Pete Buttigieg, a Harvard educated Transportation Secretary who seems to not know that there are differences between the state and federal levels.” Rubio said. The Disney battle was a state-level fight. Our legislature passed a law saying that our schools shouldn’t indoctrinate six- and seven-year olds about the transgender agenda. I supported that law. However, I am focusing on federal issues that are important to people at the federal level. Real problems .”
Rubio also scolded Buttigieg, calling highways racists and boasting about how high gas prices might force Americans to stop driving or buy electric cars.
” I’ll show you the real problem. We have a Transportation Secretary named Pete Buttigieg who believes that highways can be racist, who believes that $5 gas — which is killing working Americans — that $5 gas is a great thing because that means people are going to drive less or because everyone is going to go out and buy a $65,000 electric car with a Chinese battery in it. Rubio said, “I’m going focus on the true problems.”
“I won’t focus on the agenda dictated today by a bunch affluent elite liberals and some Marxist misfits.
Working Americans,of every background,struggle with real problems like gas prices & flight cancellations
But we have a Transportation Secretary who wants us to focus on a fake problem & who went to Harvard but apparently doesn’t know the difference between state & federal issues pic.twitter.com/hI5rMKvwvX
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) July 24, 2022