Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg has shared that he intends on starting a family with his husband if he is elected into the White House.
"I've heard you are wanting to start a family. Is that something you hope to do soon, perhaps in the White House?" he was asked by a member of KCCI's panel of undecided Caucus-goers.
"It is. This year the campaign is not conducive to it, but we are looking forward to it. Chasten will make an amazing dad. I'll try to hold my own and it is something we're looking forward to. I can't imagine raising eight kids. My dad was one of eight, but maybe I'll come to you for advice as our numbers are growing," said Buttigieg.
Last week, the mayor made headlines after a clip resurfaced of him claiming that he did not believe that the men who signed the Constitution knew that slavery was a bad thing.
"Similarly, the amendment process – they were wise enough to realize that they didn't have all of the answers and that some things would change. A good example of this is something like slavery – or civil rights. It's an embarrassing thing to admit, but the people who wrote the Constitution did not understand that slavery was a bad thing and did not respect civil rights," he said. "It's an embarrassing thing to admit, the people who wrote the Constitution did not understand that slavery was a bad thing..."
He continued, "And yet, they created a framework, so that as the generations came to understand that that was important they could write that into the constitution to ensure true equal protection for all of us."