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Rep. Madison Cawthorn, RN.C., slammed the Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg husband, Chasten Buttigieg, for complaining about the restart of the Biden administration of student loan payments.
The freshman congressman tore up the transportation secretary’s wife over the recent Instagram story that saw Buttigieg make headlines.
“Chasten Buttigieg’s personal responsibility appears to be lost in Pete Buttigieg’s supply chain crisis,” Cawthorn told Fox News in a statement on Monday.
BUTTIGIEG’S HUSBAND MISSING ADMIN BIDEN RESTART STUDENT LOAN PAYMENTS NEXT MONTH: “NO THANKS”
“When Washington’s elites start to think of themselves as victims just because they have to pay their bills, expect that mentality to spill over into the radical socialist policies of the Biden administration,” the Biden continued. Republican of North Carolina.
Buttigieg’s Instagram story was posted online after the secretary’s wife posted her contempt for her husband’s boss’ decision to resume student loan payments in late January.
“Chasten, your student loan payments restart after Jan.31, 2022,” the notice read, according to a screenshot tweeted by Politico’s Michael Stratford. “You will soon receive an invoice from your student loan manager. “
“LOL no thanks Merry Christmas next door,” Chasten captioned.
“These are the guys who complained that they couldn’t afford rent in Washington with Pete’s $ 220,000 salary (and all their money writing books),” said Republican strategist Matt Whitlock. “A good reminder that the left’s goal of” canceling student debt “would massively help financially comfortable people.”
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Buttigieg came under fire in July after complaining about high rent prices in Washington, DC and claiming that he and the transportation secretary “couldn’t afford” an apartment with more than one bedroom.
The Transportation Secretary’s salary is $ 221,400 and Chasten is a part-time drama teacher. In addition to their Washington apartment, the couple own a Lake Michigan home in Traverse City, which they bought this year after selling their home in South Bend, the Washington Post reported at the time.
The Department of Transportation did not return a request for comment.
Jessica Chasmar of Fox News contributed reporting.