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Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Fox News' Tucker Carlson

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and his husband, Chasten, welcomed twins Penelope Rose and Joseph August, in August. Even though Buttigieg has an important role in the president's cabinet, he decided to take two months of paternity leave to care for his newborn twins.

As a new parent, Buttigieg learned pretty quickly that paternity leave isn't about rest and relaxation.

"The big thing is having a newly personal appreciation for the fact that this is work," Buttigieg told The New York Times. "It may be time away from a professional role, but it's very much time on."

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