Lis Smith’s sentiment stands in stark contrast to Buttigieg’s public opinion of Ford
Democratic strategist Lis Smith, who served as the senior communications director for Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg’s 2020 presidential campaign, believed Christine Blasey Ford was “looney toons,” according to recently revealed text messages.
“Christine Blasey Ford was looney tunes and the height of [#MeToo] overreach so this checks out,” Smith texted to members of then-Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration. Her remark was an apparent response to a since-deleted tweet from Albany-based New York Times reporter Jesse McKinley.
While former presidential candidate and current Sec. of Transportation Pete Buttigieg was publicly supportive of Christine Blasey Ford, his campaign advisor Lis Smith was calling her “looney tunes and the height of Me Too overreach” in a text exchange with Cuomo admin officials. https://t.co/yEBqB1hUfR pic.twitter.com/FkP83MWTAp
— Josefa Velásquez (@J__Velasquez) November 29, 2021
The texts were included in a trove of messages and exhibits released by New York Attorney General Letitia James related to the investigation to sexual misconduct allegations against Cuomo. – READ MORE