“Texans do not stand for this sort of homophobia and hatred. Mayor Pete, we’re grateful you got here to Texas and hope to see you and Chasten again once more quickly,” O’Rourke, a former Texas congressman, wrote on Twitter.
Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, was addressing the Dallas County Democratic Dinner on Friday when his speech was interrupted at the least 4 occasions by a gaggle of protesters.
One yelled, “Marriage is between a person and a lady.” One other yelled, “Repent.”
The viewers applauded over the protests and chanted “Pete” to drown out the protesters, who had been finally escorted from the room by safety.
“I am simply considering of that scripture that claims bless and don’t curse,” Buttigieg, who has been open about his Episcopalian religion, stated after one of many interruptions.
He additionally stated his service in Afghanistan was “for the aim of defending that gentleman’s freedom of speech,” referring to one of many protesters who interrupted him.