UH-OH: Democrat Mayor Charged With 56 Counts of Child Porn Was Mentored By Pete Buttigieg
Mayor Pete, what's goin' on? First, he wouldn't visit East Palestine for many, many days, even though the entire town was nuked because of a transportation failure. Now, it turns out he mentored an actual pedophile. I'm not sure which is worse - ignoring the United States's version of Chernobyl, or this. Let's call it a tie to be on the safe side.
Patrick Wojahn is the Mayor of College Park, Maryland. Er, actually, he was the mayor, until last week when he was charged with 40 counts of possession of child sexual exploitative material and 16 felony counts of distribution of child porn. He is now no longer the mayor.
Wojahn is a "gay activist democrat" and was the first openly gay man to serve as Mayor of College Park. Wojahn reportedly made several visits to the White House as an invited guest, and his most recent appearance was about two months ago. He attended with his husband to celebrate the so-called "Respect For Marriage Act". He was also mentored by Pete Buttigieg, who also happens to be a gay former Mayor.
\u201cPatrick Wojahn, the first openly gay mayor of College Park, MD\u2014who was also a regular White House guest and Pete Buttigieg "mentee"\u2014has just been arrested on 56 counts of child porn.\u201d— Charlie Kirk (@Charlie Kirk) 1677810140
According to a Washington Blade interview from 2019:
"'I actually met Mayor Pete Buttigieg shortly after I was elected mayor in 2015,' Wojahn said. 'I went to the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Winter Meeting in D.C. in January and he was assigned to be my buddy.' The two continued to talk over the phone and Buttigieg explained the conference to him and what would take place at the meeting. Later, they would both attend a White House reception during the Obama administration where Dave and Chasten (Buttigieg) would meet as well. Buttigieg continued to mentor Wojahn, advising him on how to get the most out of his participation in the conference. 'I now serve in a leadership role as vice chair of city livability and bicycling in part due to his mentorship.' They also talked about the challenges of being an openly gay mayor with Buttigieg sharing with his mentee the story of his coming out while serving in office."
Now, this doesn't prove that Mayor Pete knew about Wojahn's criminal activities or did anything wrong himself. But it's definitely not a great look.