Appearing on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday morning, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg perfectly dismissed conservative critics who took issue with his taking paternity leave following the premature birth of his twins.
Sitting down with host Jake Tapper, the Democrat sat and watched a clip of Fox News host Tucker Carlson making a crude joke about "breastfeeding" -- which led Buttigieg to make his case.
"What's your response?" host Tapper asked.
"As you might imagine, we are bottle feeding and doing it at all hours of the day and night," Buttigieg explained while smiling. "I'm not going to apologize to Tucker Carlson or anyone else for taking care of our premature twins. The work we are doing is joyful, fulfilling, important work -- it's important work and it's work that every American ought to be able to do whenever they welcome a new child into their family."
"I campaigned on that, so did the president, by the way," he continued. "We are pretty much the only country left that doesn't have some kind of national policy for paid leave. I think it's us and New Guinea. It's past time to make it possible for every American, mother and father, to take care of their children when a new child arrived in the family."
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