Transportation Sec. Pete Buttigieg took down Tucker Carlson for spreading homophobic smears about his parental leave. Buttigieg said on MSNBC’s Deadline: White House:. Look, in his case, I guess he just doesn’t understand the concept of bottle feeding, let alone the concept of paternity leave but what’s really strange is that, you know, this is from a side of the aisle that used to claim the mantle of being pro-family. What we have right now is an administration that’s actually pro-family, and I’m blessed to be able to experience that as an employee, being able to have the flexibility to take care of our newborn children, which is, by the way, work. It’s joyful work. It’s wonderful work. But it’s definitely work.