Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg and his husband, Chasten Glezman, have joined the large crowd at former President Jimmy Carter's Sunday school class in Plains, Georgia.
At Carter's invitation Buttigieg stood and read from the Bible as part of the lesson at Maranatha Baptist Church.
I was humbled to meet with President Carter in Plains, Georgia today. He is a true public servant and America is blessed for his continuing leadership. pic.twitter.com/LaITTSYb0A
— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) May 5, 2019
Carter told the audience that two other Democratic presidential candidates, Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, had previously attended his classes.
Carter said he knew Buttigieg from working on a Habitat for Humanity project in Indiana where the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, volunteered.
Many in the class greeted Buttigieg and took photos with him before Carter arrived in the sanctuary and took a seat in the front to teach.
"President Carter is an extraordinary figure and it was very humbling to first of all be there for his Sunday school and be there for the services at that church, but also to spend sometime with him and Mrs. Carter." Buttigieg sid. "We talked about the rigors of running a campaign for president. We talked about being viewed as coming out of nowhere when there were better known figures campaigning for the presidency. We talked about issue areas ranging from foreign policy to economic equity at home."