Mayor Pete Buttigieg's "victim card" waving has now sparked the ire of his own brother-in-law, who claims he exploited his husband's family's painful history to score intersectionality political points.
Recently, the Washington Post published a glowing profile on the South Bend, Indiana, mayor in which his husband, Chasten Buttigieg, was characterized as coming from a homophobic family crippled by poverty. According to Chasten, when he came out as gay to his family shortly after graduating high school, he packed his bags and left home due to the lack of acceptance.
Speaking with the Washington Examiner, Chasten's brother, Rhyan Glezman, a Christian pastor in Michigan, said the story was dramatically embellished to further widen Pete Buttigieg's platform.
"A mayor from a small city and his husband, a child who grew up with nothing and his parents kicked him out … it makes a perfect political story for the campaign," Glezman told the outlet. "To me that’s very sad. If that’s all you have to stand on, you’re not fit to be president of the United States."