New Republic Faces Backlash Over Mayor Pete Hit Piece

The Hill reports:

The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) announced Saturday it pulled out of a climate forum hosted by The New Republic after the outlet posted an offensive piece about White House hopeful Pete Buttigieg.

“The offensive piece by this author, and the choice to run it, are inconsistent with our values and LCV is withdrawing our participation in the presidential primary candidate climate forum previously announced in New York City on September 23,” said LCV President Gene Karpinski.

The op-ed drew widespread rebuke on social media after it referred to Buttigieg, the Democratic mayor of South Bend, Ind. who is openly gay, as “Mary Pete” and speculated about his sexual preferences.