Buttigieg and husband Chasten dressed Gus as a traffic cone. (See the photos below.)
“Happy Halloween from these #twinfrastructure safety advocates! 🎃🚗 🚧🚸,” Chasten Buttigieg captioned photos from the hospital, riffing on his spouse’s advocacy for the Biden administration’s infrastructure bill.
On a serious note, Chasten added: “As you can see, we’re spending this Halloween in the hospital. Gus has been having a rough go of it but we’re headed in the right direction. We’re so thankful for all of the love and support shown to our family these last few months. And also, for the dedicated and kind medical professionals who have helped take care of our two little pumpkins as they’ve grown stronger, healthier, and cuter.”
He didn’t elaborate on Gus’ medical condition.
The Buttigiegs welcomed newborn twins Joseph August (Gus) and Penelope Rose in the summer. The transportation czar, who ran for president in 2016, caused a stir among certain conservative critics by taking paid paternity leave from his Cabinet post.
Buttigieg told CNN “State of the Union” anchor Dana Bash on Sunday that Chasten gets credit for the twins’ costumes.
“So yeah, my husband Chasten found these … it’s a little hard to describe, but basically they’re, like, these traffic cones. They’re infrastructure. Basically they’re going to be going as infrastructure,” Buttigieg said.