An Iowa voter who had sought to support former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg in the state’s troubled caucuses on Monday changed her mind after learning he’s gay.
A Buttigieg precinct captain in Cresco, Iowa, is seen in video posted online telling the caucusgoer that a candidate’s sexuality shouldn’t matter after the woman asked to get her support card back. . .
In the two-minute clip of the interaction, the caucusgoer is heard asking, “Are you saying that he has a same-sex partner, Pete?”
@PeteButtigieg this is it. This is what it's all about. I have known Geert for many years. I had no idea that she was a homophobe. @NikkiHeever is a wonderful example of Cresco Iowa. I thank her with my whole heart. @Sara_Goldstein @BrendanMcP https://t.co/s1ueExjmaf
— LauraHubka (@LauraHubka) February 4, 2020
She is told that yes, Buttigieg is married to a man. Heever tells the woman that it is “common knowledge” after the caucusgoer said she had never heard that before.
“Are you kidding? Then I don’t want anybody like that in the White House. So can I have my card back?” the voter asks. (Read more from “Buttigieg Voter Asks to Take Vote Back After Finding out He’s Gay” HERE)