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Buttigieg’s husband mocks Biden administrator for restarting student loan payments next month: ‘No thanks’


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The husband of US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg seems reluctant to have to pay off his student loans.

Chasten Buttigieg, who recently became a father of newborn twins with the Transportation Secretary, posted a screenshot on Instagram of a notification on Saturday that his student loan relief from the COVID-19 pandemic will expire on the 31st. January 2022.

BUTTIGIEG, HUSBAND CHASTEN MOQUÉ FOR COMPLATING HIGH RENT IN DC

Pete Buttigieg, US Secretary of Transportation, speaks about Clydebank’s statement on zero emissions in shipping on the tenth day of COP26 at SECC on November 10, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian Forsyth / Getty Images)

“Chasten, your student loan payments restart after Jan.31, 2022,” the notice read, according to a screenshot tweeted by Politico’s Michael Stratford. “You will soon receive an invoice from your student loan manager. “

“LOL no thanks Merry Christmas next door,” Chasten captioned.

Stratford speculated that “Chasten doesn’t appear to be a fan of Biden’s administrator’s plan to restart student loan payments next month.”

“These are the guys who complained that they couldn’t afford rent in Washington with Pete’s $ 220,000 salary (and all their money writing books),” the Republican strategist said. Matt Whitlock commented. “A good reminder that the left’s goal of” canceling student debt “would massively help financially comfortable people.”

Chasten was ridiculed in July after complaining about rent prices in Washington, DC, saying he and her husband “couldn’t afford” anything bigger than a one-bedroom apartment.

Pete Buttigieg, US Secretary of Transportation, speaks about Clydebank's statement on zero emissions in shipping on the tenth day of COP26 at SECC on November 10, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland.  (Photo by Ian Forsyth / Getty Images)

Pete Buttigieg, US Secretary of Transportation, speaks about Clydebank’s statement on zero emissions in shipping on the tenth day of COP26 at SECC on November 10, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian Forsyth / Getty Images)

The Transportation Secretary’s salary is $ 221,400 and Chasten is a part-time drama teacher. In addition to their Washington apartment, the couple own a Lake Michigan home in Traverse City, which they bought this year after selling their home in South Bend, the Washington Post reported at the time.

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Commentators on both sides of the political aisle scoffed at the Buttigieges at the time, adding that most Americans don’t have the luxury of having two residences.

“Imagine being so far away from the real world that you are complaining that your $ 4,500 / month apartment has no den,” Abigail Marone, press secretary to Senator Josh Hawley, R-Mo, tweeted at the time. “Americans are struggling to afford basic necessities thanks to #bidenflation, but poor Pete & Chasten have no lair in their high-end apartment building. Boh hoo.”