Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg nodded in agreement with leftist reverend William Barber on Sunday as Barber suggested that migrants who were illegally entering the United States were reclaiming land that the United States stole from Mexico.
“Let me ask you a couple quick rapid-fire [questions],” Barber began. “Do you think we need to also stop allowing forces to demonize ‘people who are trying to get their immigration status’ and we start lifting up all the ways they benefit this country?”
“Yeah, I mean the uncomfortable reality is that undocumented folks are in many ways, like Social Security, subsidizing everybody else,” Buttigieg claimed.
“And we need to talk about that – and shouldn’t we have some conversation whenever people say, we call people ‘illegal aliens’ and all these things that are not human, are certainly not Christian,” Barber continued. “Why can’t we just own in America that some of the people that are trying to come from Mexico here are coming back to land we stole, and the reason we took the land is because people wanted to keep their slaves?
Buttigieg nodded in agreement as Barber made his remarks.
Pete Buttigieg with a valiant effort to take the lead in the “woke olympics.”
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“Buttigieg supports amnesty for ‘DREAM Act’-eligible illegal aliens and supports other pro-amnesty policies that would magnetize our border and incentivize Mexican cartels and trafficking rings to make their dangerous treks north,” The Daily Wire reported in September. “He has been consistently critical of President Donald Trump’s attempts to secure our southern border amidst a hitherto unprecedented deluge of illegal aliens arriving en masse at our beleaguered southern border. He has encouraged illegal aliens to flock to his city of South Bend.”
Buttigieg has recently seen his stock rise in the Democratic primary race as Joe Biden continues to struggle and Elizabeth Warren has started to see her campaign decline over the last couple of weeks.
The media has tried to paint Buttigieg as a moderate Democrat, which could not be further from the truth.
Daily Wire Editor-at-Large Josh Hammer highlighted just a few of Buttigieg’s far-left positions in a report on the 37-year-old:
- Buttigieg supports a single-payer health insurance system that would amount to a governmental takeover of health insurance and imposition of socialized medicine in America.
- Buttigieg is emphatically pro-abortion and has refused to identify a single legal restriction on abortion that he would support.
- Buttigieg supports “universal” background checks, thereby requiring a government intermediary for all private transfers of firearms. He is a member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a consortium of pro-gun control mayors. Buttigieg supports a national gun registry, which is a longstanding policy nemesis of Second Amendment supporters. He supports banning the undefinable sub-class of firearms referred to as so-called “assault weapons” — a line of thought that, if taken to its logical conclusion, could lead to the banning of all semi-automatic firearms in America.
Buttigieg has notable problems connecting with the black and Latino communities which have threatened to derail his campaign.
The New York Times reports:
Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. has 154 endorsements from current or former black or Hispanic elected officials. Senator Kamala Harris has 93. Senator Bernie Sanders has 91. Senator Cory Booker has 50. Senator Elizabeth Warren has 43.
Mayor Pete Buttigieg has six.
The Times noted, “Buttigieg has failed to demonstrate even minimal support among African-Americans and Hispanics, critical voting blocs that will have a much larger say after Iowa and New Hampshire, and their nearly all-white electorates, begin the presidential nominating calendar.”
Buttigieg has just finished dealing with the fallout of a dishonest ploy that his campaign recently rolled out to voters that involved the black community.
The Daily Wire reported in mid-November: “Buttigieg falsely claimed to have endorsements for his plan to reach out to the black community, used a stock photo from Africa to depict African-Americans, and falsely claimed that the plan had support from hundreds of black voters who were actually white.”