Lauren Boebert's 'revolting' homophobic attack on Pete Buttigieg enrages the internet

Lauren Boebert's 'revolting' homophobic attack on Pete Buttigieg enrages the internet
Pete Buttigieg was the target of a homophobic slur by Lauren Boebert (Getty Images)

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: Rep Lauren Boebert (R-Co) used a homophobic insult against Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, over which she has received fierce criticism online, reported the Daily Mail.

The incident occurred over the social media platform X (formerly Twitter) on May 22 as Buttigied called out the Congresswoman for falsely taking credit for the Glenwood Springs South Bridge in Colorado.

Boebert used the term "chest-feeding" against Buttigieg, who reportedly made history by becoming the first opening gay US cabinet secretary in 2021. According to the Daily Mail, 'chest-feeding' is a term used by many trans men and non-binary people to describe the act of feeding their newborns from their chest area.

Pete Buttigieg and Lauren Boebert lock horns on social media

Boebert first posted on X, "Great meeting with Glenwood Springs City Councilor and former Mayor Jonathan Godes," uploading a picture with him. "We have secured over $51.4 million for the South Bridge. Was thrilled to hear about nearly $30 million in costs savings in addition and that my support has helped make this project a reality."

The tweet prompted a response from Buttigieg, who wrote, "Congresswoman, in what way do you believe that your support helped this project? We chose it because it's a good project, and funded it using President Biden's infrastructure package, which you voted against."


This led to the Congresswoman sharing a copy of a letter written by her, stating in her post, "Mayor Pete, maybe you were out chest-feeding and missed my letter, but I personally wrote you about this in June 2022."

"Only 13 RINOs in the House voted for your Green New Deal non-infrastructure bill you are touting that wastes hundreds of millions on climate change instead of roads and bridges. And infrastructure grants have been doled out by administrations on both sides for decades so don’t act like you are the sole provider of this funding," she added.


Internet slams Lauren Boebert over homophobic barb against Pete Buttigieg

"Shaming a parent for taking care of their kid while you completely ignore yours is a bold strategy, Congresswoman," a user wrote on X in response to Boebert's tweet slamming Buttigieg.


"You are a disgusting excuse for a human. This response is bigoted and beneath the dignity of the office you hold," slammed another.


"Yeah, and because he’s spending time with his children, they probably won’t end up in prison like all of yours. You voted against the bill you’re taking credit for. You fascist racist homophobic liar," stated a third user.


"You voted against this Boebert. Stop pretending you had anything to do with this," noted a fourth.


"Chest feeding!! What an Utterly revolting and repulsive way to denigrate a man ( a couple) who have nothing but love for their children," exclaimed a fifth.


"Pete Buttigieg is the kind of parent you'll never be," expressed another.


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