US must rethink attitude to parental leave, Pete Buttigieg says

Posted on AllSides November 10th, 2021
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The US needs a fundamental rethink of its attitudes towards parenting, according to Pete Buttigieg, who was the target of criticism from conservatives for taking leave to care for his newborn children.

Buttigieg, the US transport secretary, came under attack after he took time to help care for his newborn twins, a boy and a girl, in August.

Senator Tom Cotton, an Arkansas Republican, said Buttigieg was “absent during a transportation crisis” while Tucker Carlson, the Fox News host, told his audience: “Pete Buttigieg has been on leave from his job...

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