“Pete Buttigieg has been on leave from his job since August after adopting a child – paternity leave, they call it – trying to figure out how to breastfeed. No word on how that went. But now he’s back in office as the Transportation Secretary and he’s deeply amused, he says, to see that dozens of container ships can’t get into this country.” – Tucker Carlson, on last night’s show.
The Huffington Post reports:
Fox News also offers paternity leave to its employees. “Fox & Friends First” co-host Todd Piro announced earlier this year that he would take a six-week paternity leave to spend time with his daughter. In April, Fox News host Jesse Watters took a brief leave after the birth of his third child.
Carlson has been accused of homophobia many times in the past. Earlier this year, an entry from his college yearbook went viral. In it, he wrote that he was part of the “Dan White Society.” Many interpreted that as a reference to the man who in 1978 murdered San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and city supervisor Harvey Milk.
Tucker Carlson mocks Pete Buttigieg for taking paternity leave: “Paternity leave, they call it, trying to figure out how to breastfeed, no word on how that went.” pic.twitter.com/zFnp6uSser
— nikki mccann screamírez 👻 (@NikkiMcR) October 15, 2021
— David Gura (@davidgura) October 15, 2021
.@TuckerCarlson I took two weeks paternity leave after the birth of each of my kids. Not all of us were raised among the uber-wealthy who ship their kids off to boarding school. Some of us take time off to care for our kids.
— Bradley P. Moss (@BradMossEsq) October 15, 2021
A fish stick heir named Tucker Swanson McNear Carlson took a swing at Pete Buttigieg’s masculinity. Let that sink in. https://t.co/wu6tsOsmSw
— George Hahn (@georgehahn) October 15, 2021