In an interview for CNN’s State of the Union, Democratic nominee Pete Buttigieg responded to Rush Limbaugh’s statement if America is truly ready to welcome a gay president, and even publicly shared his deep devotion to his husband.

When asked to comment, Buttigieg said that “Well, I love my husband. I am faithful to my husband. On stage, we usually just go for a hug. But I love him very much. I am not going to take lectures on family values from the likes of Rush Limbaugh.”

The Former South Bend, Indiana Mayor is married to his husband of two years, Chasten. The latter had played a major role in fundraising campaigns as well as starred in his husband’s promotional materials.

The incident happened last week when conservative icon Rush Limbaugh asked the public “How is this going to look?” during his radio show. Limbaugh then described Buttigieg’s relationship as a “Thirty-seven-year-old gay guy kissing his husband on stage next to Mr. Man Donald Trump? What’s going to happen there? There may be some Democrats who think that’s exactly what we need to do, Rush. Get a gay guy kissing his husband on stage to ram it down Trump’s throat and beat him in the general election.”

Finally, Limbaugh blasted off, saying, “Really? Having fun envisioning that.”

Currently, Buttigieg is the first openly gay candidate to run for a presidential campaign. He also belonged to the top three Democratic nominees after he won the disastrous Iowa Caucus and finished off second during the recently concluded New Hampshire primaries. As to the question of whether America is ready to welcome a gay president, Patriot Hill had published that most voters are still skeptical of opting for a gay president. “The thing that might make Buttigieg unique can also be his downfall. In fact, despite claiming that they belong to the liberal spectrum, Democrats disliked openly gay presidential candidates. Numbers show that voters find gay presidential candidates less appealing. In fact, 32% of Americans and 23% of Democratic voters did not want a gay candidate.”

After Limbaugh opened up about his cancer treatment, Trump recognized the host’s massive contribution to the conservative movement. During this year’s State of the Union Address, Trump awarded the radio host with the highest civilian honor, The Medal of Freedom. However, while Buttigieg claimed that he would not be taking any family values from Limbaugh, Buttigieg’s win might not only change American politics but even the very definition of what constitutes a modern American family, and disrupt the nation’s traditional family values.