The co-chair of the Michigan Republican Party thought she had made a brilliant comment on Twitter on Sunday, but it was actually just some blatant homophobia aimed at Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg who reacted to her words yesterday.
"If she wants to talk about little girls, Chasten, and I are raising a little girl and a little boy. And we are raising them to have better values than the chairwoman," Buttigieg told local station WXYZ in an interview during the Detroit auto show, which reporter Ross Jones tweeted out.
\u201cIn response to a homophobic tweet by @MIGOP @CoChairMeshawn calling Pete Buttigieg a \u201cweak little girl,\u201d the Transportation Secretary responds:\n\n\u201cI\u2019m raising a little girl and little boy, and I\u2019m going to raise them with better values than the chairwoman.\u201d\u201d
Buttigieg is the first out cabinet secretary, former mayor of South Bend, Ind., and a former officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve. Last August, the Buttigieges announced they had adopted twins, and their children celebrated their first birthday recently.
In a tweet on Sunday afternoon, Maddock shared a video of Buttigieg discussing California's plan to ban gas-powered vehicle sales by 2035 and advocating for a transition to electric vehicles. However, she couldn't resist sprinkling in a little bit of homophobia.
"We're so blessed this weak little girl moved to Michigan," Maddock wrote in her tweet about the video. "Looks like he's bringing all his California Dreaming here with him."
\u201cWe\u2019re so blessed this weak little girl moved to Michigan! Looks like he\u2019s bringing all his California Dreaming here with him.\u201d