Buttigieg Accused of Using

Buttigieg Accused of Using "Victim Card"

Daniel Molina
Daniel Molina
May 30, 2019

Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D) is facing accusations of lying about his family’s past for political gain, but the criticism is coming from closer to home.

The Democratic 2020 Presidential candidate’s brother-in-law, Rhyan Glezman, was recently interviewed by the Washington Examiner, commenting on a Washington Post article that talked about his younger brother, Chasten Buttigieg, the Mayor’s husband, who left his home because he felt rejected by his family after he came out.

Glezman argued that “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.”

Furthermore, Glezman commented that he finds it “very sad” because “if that’s all you have to stand on, you’re not fit to be President of the United States.”

Accusing Buttigieg of using the “victim card” to catapult him to the Presidency, Rhyan Glezman also said that the Washington Post article caused many to direct death threats against him.

Although Glezman does not agree with gay marriage, he maintains that he still loves his brother by asserting that “you can’t change that. Just because we have a disagreement doesn’t change that.”

To continue, Glezman explained that the Washington Post article also made his brother “look as if he came from nothing, a poor family” when in reality “Chasten had everything, from cell phones paid for" to having the "car insurance paid for.”

Ultimately, Glezman says that Chasten “went away” and that “there was nothing on the family end that said he had to leave.”

Having voted for Democratic candidates before, Glezman supported President Trump in the 2016 Presidential election, and he asserted that he would be voting again for President Trump in the upcoming 2020 Presidential election.

Elaborating on why he will not vote for Buttigieg, he expressed that it’s not because Chasten is gay.

The reason he will not be voting for Buttigieg is because “when you want to rewrite the Electoral College, when you want to change the makeup of the Supreme Court, when you want to have open borders and not have any process there, his extreme view on abortion… those are things that are very important to me.”

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Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina is an award-winning senior reporter based in Miami. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Florida International University. His hobbies include reading, writing, and watching films.

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