Politico Gets Raked Over Coals For Calling Pete Buttigieg ‘MIA’ During Paternity Leave

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Politico drew fire from the Biden administration and got raked over the coals on Twitter for an article that characterized Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg as having been “MIA” — during his absence due to family leave.

Politico’s West Wing Playbook newsletter published the “scoop” that the cabinet member formerly known as Mayor Pete has been spending a few months getting to know the newborn twins that he and husband Chasten Buttigieg welcomed into their family.

But they did so using terms that many found objectionable, headlining the piece with the tired trope “Can Pete Buttigieg have it all?” and opening the piece by claiming that Buttigieg “has been MIA.”

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