If we want to “drain the swamp” in Washington DC, then we cannot elect a President who shamelessly lies for political gain. This means that Pete Buttigieg must not be elected President. Buttigieg showed his character last summer when he lied about the 2018 Indiana Republican Party platform.
Here is Pete Buttigieg’s shamefully dishonest post on Twitter:
Quick question for @indgop after today’s platform vote against marriage equality: Do you propose that our marriages be broken up? Or just stripped of legal protection? #INGOP18
Here is the strong families language from the Indiana Republican Party’s 2018 platform:
We believe in strong families. We believe that strong families, based on marriage between a man and a woman, are the foundation of society.We also recgonize that some families are much more diverse and we support the blended families, grandparents, guardians, single parents and loving adults who successfully raise and nurture children to reach their full potential every day.
There is not one single word in the 2018 Indiana GOP platform that opposes “marriage equality.” In fact, the “loving adults” language implies support for same-sex couples. To pretend that the 2018 platform advocates that same-sex marriages be “broken up” or denied “legal protection” is an outright lie.
This is not about the issue of same-sex marriage itself. This is about character and integrity. This is about whether we can trust our leaders. Buttigieg has proven that he cannot be trusted.