Meshawn Maddock, co-chair of the Michigan Republican Party, labeled Pete Buttigieg, current Transportation Secretary and former officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve, a “weak little girl” on Twitter Sunday.
Sad that this is what plays well in the GOP today…
We’re so blessed this weak little girl moved to Michigan! Looks like he’s bringing all his California Dreaming here with him. https://t.co/85MQNcN3f1
— meshawn maddock (@CoChairMeshawn) September 11, 2022
Via Detroit News:
Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend and a 2020 Democratic candidate for president, and his husband, Chasten, recently moved to the Traverse City area, where Chasten is originally from.
On Sunday afternoon, she shared a tweet from the Republican National Committee that featured video of Buttigieg talking about California’s plan to ban new gas-powered vehicle sales by 2035 and saying the country needs to “move in the direction of electric vehicles.”
“We’re so blessed this weak little girl moved to Michigan,” Maddock wrote in her tweet about the video. “Looks like he’s bringing all his California Dreaming here with him.”
Mind you, Maddock made the remark about a military veteran on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Whatever happened to class?
Back in January, CNN reported that Maddock is being investigated for her part as a fake Michigan elector after the 2020 presidential election.
Lavora Barnes, chairwoman of the Michigan Democratic Party, told Detroit News the state party will use the remark to fundraise and then added, “But I am not responding to homophobic crazy.”
Twitter was less than impressed:
Homophobia is the most thought-out, detailed and consistent brand for the Michigan Republican Party — it has nothing else to offer.
— Jeremy Moss (@JeremyAllenMoss) September 11, 2022
Homophobic bigot calling a veteran names. Classic GOP.
— ⚖️ Renee (@Renee_PLP) September 11, 2022
It’s 9/11 and you decided to launch a homophobic attack against a veteran who has served this country in ways you never will? Disgusting. You are so unfit to lead anything and the condition of the MIGOP shows it.
— Ellie_Cabbot (@CabbotEllie) September 11, 2022
Lol Pete was literally awarded a Joint Service Commendation Medal for running transport missions through a war zone in Afghanistan.
Meanwhile you’re married to this dude. pic.twitter.com/oxvdEDR3og
— What Biden Has Done (@What46HasDone) September 11, 2022
OMG — Have you no shame? Is it simply all about being as disgusting & divisive as possible? All the time–even today?
On 9/11 you write revolting comments about a veteran & spout homophobia, trashy insults. Just SMH.
Have some dignity. You embarrass the good people of MI.
— 🌻 Sheryl Wragg 🌻 (@sher_wr) September 11, 2022
Imagine being a woman and calling someone a girl as an insult. If weak little girls are so terrible, feel free to resign and not involve yourself in political matters.
— MommaOgress (@FracturCritical) September 11, 2022