Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg shielded paid family leave Sunday after News have Tucker Carlson ridiculed him for taking paternity pass on to focus on his infant twins.
“At the point when someone invites another youngster into their family and goes on pass on to deal with that kid, that is not a get-away. It’s work. It’s upbeat, brilliant, satisfying work, however, it is work,” Buttigieg said on “Meet the Press.”
Politico announced last week that Buttigieg had been on paid leave since mid-August to invest energy with his better half, Chasten, and their twin children, Penelope and Joseph.
On Thursday, Carlson said: “Pete Buttigieg has been on leave from his work since August after taking on a kid. Paternity leave, they call it, attempting to sort out some way to breastfeed. No word on how that went.”
Not long a while later, many individuals went to Buttigieg’s guard, including White House press secretary Jen Psaki, who tweeted that she is “pleased to work in an Administration that is battling to make paid leave a reality for everybody and with individuals like @SecretaryPete who are good examples on the significance of paid leave for unexperienced parents.”
Squeezed concerning whether paid family leave will stay in President Joe Biden’s $3.5 billion Build Back Better plan, Buttigieg said it stays “in the president’s vision,” adding, “We’ll perceive what the administrative interaction will bring.”