..The South Carolina senator spoke out after Limbaugh, who Trump personally awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom last week, claimed on Tuesday that Pete Buttigieg kissing his husband causes “problems” for parents.
“So I saw a political ad, where Mayor Pete, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, going on and on and on and on and on, about how parents in America are struggling to explain president Trump to their children,” Limbaugh said on his radio show.
Holding up a photo of Buttigieg kissing his husband Chasten, Limbaugh continued: “So he says Trump causes problems for parents, what about that?”
He then criticised Buttigieg for “kissing his husband [in public] – which he does frequently”.
Lindsey Graham: ‘The country won’t disqualify a gay candidate for president.’
Lindsey Graham, who has avowedly opposed LGBT+ rights in the Senate, opted to speak out about Limbaugh’s comments.
The senator told Associated Press: “It’s a miscalculation as to where the country is at. I think the country is not going to disqualify somebody because of their sexual orientation.”