Former Vice President Mike Pence defended his joke about Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg that he made on Saturday at the Gridiron Dinner —an annual invitation-only white tie gathering in the nation’s capital where the invited speakers humorously make fun of themselves and others, Fox News reports.
“Pete is the only person in human history to have a child and everyone else gets postpartum depression,” Pence said at the dinner on Saturday, resulting in blowback from the left.
According to Fox News, “On Monday, Jean-Pierre told The Washington Blade, a liberal LGBTQ outlet, that Pence’s joke was ‘homophobic,’ ‘offensive’ and ‘inappropriate,’ and called on him to apologize ‘to women and LGBTQ people.'”
“The Biden administration should spare America the faux outrage,” Pence adviser and former chief of staff Marc Short told Fox News Digital. “The hypocrisy is especially rich considering their own Secretary of State Antony Blinken joked that he yearned for ‘the old days’ when ‘Jews did all the work.’”
“The White House would be wise to focus less on placating the woke police and focus more on bank failures, planes nearly colliding in midair, train derailments, and the continued supply chain crisis,” he added.
Pence released a statement of his own defending the joke.
“The Gridiron Dinner is a roast. I had a lot of jokes directed to me, and I directed a lot of jokes to Republicans and Democrats,” Pence told reporters Thursday evening. “The only thing I can figure is Pete Buttigieg not only can’t do his job, but he can’t take a joke,” he added.
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