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Buttigieg’s brother-in-law speaks out against Mayor Pete


>>I COME FROM IS A CHRISTIAN FAITH THAT TEACHES HUMILITY, TEACHES LOVE. THE REASON IT MADE ME FOR CLOSER TO GOD IT’S THE EXPERIENCE OF CARING ABOUT SOMEONE MORE THAN YOU DO FOR YOURSELF. AND HUMBLING YOURSELF, PUTTING YOURSELF IN YOUR PLACE.>>Laura: AND CHASTAIN GOOD BUTTIGIEG HAS BEEN THE SUBJECT OF MULTIPLE GLOWING PROFILES. ONE PARTICULAR PIECE IN “THE WASHINGTON POST” DESCRIBES A CHILDHOOD MARKED BY INTENSE PROPERTY AND INTOLERANT FAMILY WHO TURNED HIS BACK ON HIM BECAUSE OF HIS LIFESTYLE. TONIGHT, CHEST AND HIS BROTHER SAYS THESE STORIES HAVE BEEN SPUN FOR POLITICAL ADVANTAGE BY PETE BUTTIGIEG AND ARE HURTING HIS FAMILY. HIS “WASHINGTON POST” ARTICLE CAME OUT, THE FAMILY HAS BEEN SUGGESTED TO HATEFUL MESSAGES BY SOCIAL MEDIA AND TAX, ONE SUGGESTING THAT MY NEXT GUEST KILL HIMSELF. HERE, PASTOR RYAN BOSMAN, BROTHER OF CHASTAIN BUTTIGIEG. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. MY FIRST QUESTION IS, HAS YOUR FAMILY HAD AN ISSUE WITH YOUR BROTHER AND HIS HUSBAND, HIS LIFESTYLE?>>OUR ANSWER, LAURA, THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME THE OPPORTUNITY FOR COMING ON HERE BE A PRIVILEGE AND HONOR TO BE ON SUCH A GREAT SHOW. TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, ABSOLUTELY NOT. HE COULDN’T BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH. ACTUALLY HAS NEVER BEEN ANY — I LOVE MY BROTHER DEARLY. I LOVE THE BEST FOR PETE, THE STORY, THIS NARRATIVE OF THE FAMILY SHINING — COULDN’T BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH.>>Laura: WHY WOULD HE MAKE THIS UP?>>THE WAY I SEE IT, IN SUCH A COMPETITIVE, A VERY LARGE DEMOCRATIC FIELD OF CANDIDATES, YOU NEED TO HAVE A STORY. I’M NOT GOING TO CUT DOWN ON A MAYOR’S ROLE. BUT AT THE END, IF YOU ONLY HAVE THE MAYOR’S ROLE, AND YOU GO AT THE HIGHEST OFFICE IN THE COUNTRY, YOU NEED TO HAVE A DIFFERENT STORY. UNFORTUNATELY, WE BECAME VICTIMS OF THAT, OR FAMILY OF HAVING THIS RAGS-TO-RICHES STORIES BEING BROUGHT UP ABOUT MY BROTHERS CHILDHOOD TO GAIN POLITICAL POINTS IN THE POLLS IS THE WAY I SEE IT.>>Laura: HOW SENSITIVE IS THIS ISSUE OF FAMILY COMING OUT, COMMENTING ON OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS. I WANT TO PICK UP THE PHONE AND TALK TO EITHER PETE OR YOUR BROTHER-IN-LAW? WHY COME ON THE SHOW? I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY YOU DON’T JUST PICK UP THE PHONE?>>TO BE HONEST WITH YOU, I DIDN’T SIGN UP FOR THIS PAIR THE ONLY REASON I’M HERE IS FOR THE TRUTH TO PREVAIL. IF IT WAS THAT EASY, THAT WOULD’VE ALREADY BEEN DONE. THESE COMMUNICATIONS, THAT WOULD’VE ALREADY BEEN DONE IF IT WAS AS EASY AS IT COULD BE.>>Laura: WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU SPOKE?>>THE LAST TIME WE SPOKE WAS AT MY GRANDMOTHER’S FUNERAL.>>Laura: ONE WAS THAT?>>THAT WOULD BE COMING UP AT A YEAR AGO.>>Laura: WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF AS A CLOSE FAMILY? YOU HAVEN’T SPOKEN IN A YEAR?>>TO BE HONEST, OUR FAMILY DYNAMIC HAS BEEN ROCKY FOR 9-10 YEARS. WHEN I BECAME A BORN-AGAIN BELIEVER IN JESUS CHRIST, THE FAMILY DYNAMIC DRAMATICALLY SHIFTED. IF THERE WAS ANY SHUNNING, TO BE HONEST, THAT WOULD BE MYSELF BEING SHUNNED OVER MY BROTHER.>>Laura: DOES HE FEEL AN EXCEPTED DOES HE FEEL UPSET? THAT YOU DON’T, YOU KNOW THAT YOU DON’T VALIDATE HIS CHOICES. HE IS WHO HE IS. DOES HE FEEL BAD? I DO NOT KNOW FAMILY DYNAMICS, PSYCHOANALYSIS HERE, I’M NOT A DOCTOR, I DON’T PLAY ONE ON TV. IT SEEMS TO ME THAT Y’ALL SHOULD GET TOGETHER AND TALK. TO ME, THAT SEEMS LIKE THE BETTER THING. BUT YOU SEEM TO BE SAYING THAT PETE BUTTIGIEG, MAYOR BUTTIGIEG, IS TELLING THE STORY. I DON’T WANT TO PUT WORDS IN YOUR MOUTH, FOR POLITICAL REASONS.>>LIKE I SAID, IN A CROWDED FIELD, YOU NEED TO GET YOUR STORY OUT THERE. WHAT BETTER STORY TO HAVE THIS RAGS TO RICHES TO MAKE IT LOOK LIKE HE CAME FROM A MAYOR OF A MIDWESTERN TOWN GOING FOR THE PRESIDENCY. HIS HUSBAND, ACCORDING TO “THE WASHINGTON POST,” HAD BEEN SHUNNED FROM THE FAMILY, KICKED OUT BY THE FAMILY WHO SUPPOSEDLY WAS HOMELESS, WHICH WE HAVE NO MEMORY OF THAT EVER HAPPENED.>>Laura: YOU ARE SAYING HE WAS NEVER HOMELESS?>>NO RECOLLECTION OF HIM BEING HOMELESS, NO SHUNNING — ABSOLUTELY NONE.>>Laura: IS ANYTHING HE SAID TRUE? ANYTHING HE SAID TRUE ABOUT YOUR FAMILY DYNAMIC FROM YOUR OPINION?>>FOR MY OPINION? ABSOLUTELY NOT. EVERYTHING IN THAT ARTICLE WAS FUN TO MAKE A RAGS-TO-RICHES STORY.>>Laura: WE GOT TO GO, RYAN, BUT WHO ARE YOU VOTING. WOULD YOU VOTE FOR MAYOR PETE.>>TRUMP IN 2020.>>MAYBE WE’LL SAY YOUR COMMENTS ARE POLITICAL. I COULD SPEND THAT STORY. EITHER SIDE WILL SAY IT’S POLITICAL.