Buttigieg brother-in-law accuses Pete of lying about family for political gain

Mayor Pete Buttigieg is being accused of misrepresenting his husband Chasten's past for political gain. Rhyan Glezman, a pastor in Clio, Michigan, accused Buttigieg of lying about Chasten's family, which was said to have resulted to death threats against him and his family. His younger brother Chasten was said to have left his home and was rejected by his family after he came out. 

In an interview with the Washington Examiner, Glezman said "A mayor from a small city and his husband, a child who grew up with nothing and his parents kicked him out... it makes a perfect political story for his campaign. To me, that's very sad. If that's all you have to stand on, you're not fit to be president of the United States." 

The Post reports Chasten was told by one of his brothers that "No brother of mine..." The Post, however, does not report Chasten being kicked out, as Glezman was accusing. It only posted that he packed his bags and left his family. Chasten told the Post "I felt like I just could not be there. So, I left." They did report that his parents eventually reached out to reconcile, even going as far as walking him down the aisle. However, her brothers weren't on the same page with his younger brother Dustin claiming "we never got over it." 


However, Glezman told the Post that even though he is against gay marriage, he still loves his brother, stating "I just don't support the gay lifestyle. You can't change that. Just because we have a disagreement, doesn't change that." 

The Post article wrote that Terry Glezman, their father, grew up from poverty and was not able to provide much for his family. Rhyan however disapproves, saying that "The story makes it look as if he came from nothing, a poor family. Chasten had everything, from cellphones paid for, car insurance paid for." Glezman accuses Chasten of using the "victim card" for his husband's political gain. He said that no one asked Chasten to leave, he just did. 

Glezman said that these misrepresentations resorted to hateful comments and messages. It has even come up with people telling him he should "go out to the woodshed and kill himself." 


Now, Glezman says he refuses to vote for his brother-in-law because he wants to rewrite the Electoral College. For him, wanting to rewrite the Electoral College is a sign of wanting to change the makeup of the Supreme Court. That when there are open borders and no process there, his [Buttigieg] extreme view on abortion, many of those are important things for him. 

Despite voting Democrat in the past, Glezman voted for Trump in the last election and is contemplating on who he'll vote this 2020.

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