May 4, 2019 - Politics & Policy

O'Rourke backs Buttigieg in response to Texan anti-LGBTQ protestors

This image is a split screen of Beto and Buttigieg, who are both facing away from each other and speaking into microphones.

Beto O'Rourke and Pete Buttigieg. Photos: Ethan Miller/Getty Images and Scott Eisen/Getty Images

Beto O'Rourke showed support via Twitter on Friday for South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg, in response to anti-LGBTQ protesters demonstrating at the latter candidate's event in Dallas.

Why it matters: Buttigieg would be the first openly gay U.S. president if elected. So far, anti-LGBTQ statements have been made by hecklers at 2 Iowa campaign events, in addition to his Friday address at the Dallas County Democratic Dinner, per CNN.

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