Cawthorn slams Chasten Buttigieg for complaining about student loans

Rep. Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C., slammed Transportation Secretary  Pete Buttigieg’s husband, Chasten Buttigieg, for complaining about the Biden administration restarting student loan payments.

The freshman congressman tore into the transportation secretary’s spouse over the recent Instagram story that saw Buttigieg make headlines. “Chasten Buttigieg’s personal responsibility seems to be lost in Pete Buttigieg’s supply chain crisis,” Cawthorn told Fox News in a Monday statement.

“When the Washington elites start thinking they’re victims just because they have to pay their bills, expect that mentality to spill over into the radical socialist policies of the Biden administration,” the North Carolina Republican continued.

Buttigieg’s Instagram story was panned online after the secretary’s spouse posted about his disdain with his husband’s boss’ decision to restart student loan payments at the end of January.

“Chasten, your student loan payments restart after January 31, 2022,” the notice read, according to a screenshot tweeted by Politico’s Michael Stratford. “You’ll soon receive a bill from your student loan servicer.”

“These are the guys who complained that they couldn’t afford rent in DC on Pete’s $220K salary (and all their money from writing books),” Republican strategist Matt Whitlock commented. “A good reminder that the left’s ‘cancel student loan debt’ goal would overwhelmingly help financially comfortable people.”