Fox News contributor goes on tear against Pete Buttigieg for his pointed criticism of Trump-loving Evangelicals

Fox News contributor goes on tear against Pete Buttigieg for his pointed criticism of Trump-loving Evangelicals
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Fox News contributor and frequent guest host Rachel Campos-Duffy blasted "Mayor Pete" Buttigieg on Monday's "Fox & Friends" after the leading 2020 Democratic presidential candidate criticized the hypocrisy of evangelical Christians over the weekend.


“I know his personal life is scandalous and colorful," Campos-Duffy said of President Donald Trump. "I’ll take it any day of the week over Mayor Pete, because I know he won’t deliver on any of the policies that I like."

Trump has been accused by at least 23 women of sexual misconduct, and paid off a porn star and Playboy playmate to keep quiet about alleged affairs, including one which reportedly took place just months after Melania Trump gave birth to Trump's youngest son.

Campos-Duffy defended the far Christian right's support of Trump.

"After eight years, I think, of an anti-Christian agenda on the Obama side, Christians and evangelicals and Catholics decided we wanted a fighter. We don't need a savior, we already have one," she told viewers, ignoring the very hypocrisy that displays, which Buttigieg had pointed out, and that both Buttigieg and former President Barack Obama are Christians.

"It’s something that really frustrates me because the hypocrisy is unbelievable," Buttigieg had said of evangelicals. "Here you have somebody [President Trump] who not only acts in a way that is not consistent with anything that I hear in scripture or in church, where it’s about lifting up the least among us and taking care of strangers, which is another word for immigrants, and making sure that you’re focusing your effort on the poor."

Campos-Duffy also attacked Buttigieg for blocking what she described as a "pregnancy crisis center," which are generally Christian facilities designed to prevent abortions at all costs. Some deceptively claim that they provide abortions to lure women.

"I would say he needs to look in the mirror, maybe take the policy log out f his own eye," she charged.

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