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Former Trump legal adviser Jenna Ellis called Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and his husband Chasten Buttigieg “sexual perverts” for adopting two children.
Ellis responded to a tweet from someone who said they were “sad” that Mike Pence taunted Buttigieg with a gay joke for taking time off work to look after his sick child.
“This is Pete Buttigieg and his family, [heart emoji] if you support them!” wrote the Twitter user.
“This isn’t family,” Ellis replied. “It’s two sexual perverts and a child who deserves a real family: a mother and a father.”
“Children’s rights are important. Kids are not commodities,” she wrote, likely a reference to how the Buttigieges adopted their twins.
She got a pushback on Twitter.
Since you are so concerned that two people will have to raise a child that you do not have to take care of, how many children exactly have you adopted?
— Melik Abdul (@MelikAbdul_) March 16, 2023
@JennaEllisEsq , luckily in America you get to speak your mind. I want you to know that a “mother and father” does not mean a healthy family. I had what you call “real” family, but as a child I was beaten, burned and shot at. These two love their kid and that’s what… https://t.co/ykrS06iDce
— Rich From CA (@TheRichFromCali) March 16, 2023
Fuck off, you worthless, drooling fanatic.
— Dennis Perkins (@DennisPerkins5) March 17, 2023
What the hell is wrong with you?
— Chris D Jackson (@ChrisDJackson) March 17, 2023
They seem a lot happier than you.
For obvious reasons.
— John Collins (@Logically_JC) March 17, 2023
Hate is all you know and sell. FYI Jesus was a single man of 33 who had never been heard of at the time, who called John his “best lover” and was traveling with 12 young men. He never said a word against homosexuality. Maybe he was gay.
— Amy Holden Jones (@aholdenj) March 17, 2023
You’re almost 40, single and childless. Spend less time worrying about other people’s happy, loving families and get your own things in order.
— The Biden Accomplishments Guy™ (@What46HasDone) March 16, 2023
This seems to be a happy and loving family. Two men who love each other very much have decided that they want to raise a child together, there’s nothing wrong with that. They are not sexual perverts.
— Malcolm Davis 🇺🇸 (@MalcolmDavisGA) March 16, 2023
You ARE family and you are a hateful fanatic. That’s a true statement, not that meanness and venom you’re spewing.
— #JoeMama🥁🥁🥁🥁🥁🥁🌻 (@Mama4Obama1) March 17, 2023
You were the attorney for a real-life sexual pervert, Donald J. Trump, who was telling anyone who would listen how badly he wanted to torment his own daughter.
How is your husband?
Oh wait a minute.
So your kids just have a serial lying fake christian whoopee cushion as a parent?
— No Labels/Forward Party are GOP enabling Trash (@matryoskadoll) March 17, 2023
Twitter has already blocked her tweet in at least some countries that regulate hate speech online, like France.
Two weeks ago, over dinner at the Gridiron Club, Pence said Buttigieg went on “maternity leave” in 2021 when his two children were born.
“Pete is the only person in the history of mankind who has had a child and everyone else gets postpartum depression,” Pence joked.
Chasten Buttigieg responded with a picture of one of his preborn children held by Pete Buttigieg.
“An honest question for you Mike Pence after your attempted joke this weekend,” Chasten Buttigieg wrote. “If your grandchild was born prematurely and was on a ventilator at two months old – his tiny fingers wrapped around yours while the monitors beeped in the background – where would you be?”
Ellis was announced as a member of Trump’s legal team in 2020. Prior to that, she appeared in television appearances as a “constitutional attorney” although she had never taken on federal litigation and served as an assistant district attorney in Weld County, Colorado. from 2012 to 2013 general processing of traffic cases.
She was fired from that job after six months and went into private practice before joining the faculty at Colorado Christian University. She taught elementary school classes and self-published a book called The Legal Basis for a Moral Constitution: A Guide for Christians to Understand America’s Constitutional Crisis.
Ellis has supported conversion therapy in the past, claiming that the Respect for Marriage Act — which requires federal and state governments to respect same-sex and interracial marriages — would somehow end marriage equality.
She has argued that same-sex marriage will lead to pedophilia, which may have been a precursor to her calling the Buttigieges “sexual perverts” with no evidence other than their sexuality.