South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg unloaded on Republican voters Tuesday; saying anyone who supports President Trump is “looking the other way on racism.”
Buttigieg was speaking on the campaign trail in South Carolina when he launched his vicious attack on conservatives across the country.
“Anyone who supported this President is at best looking the other way on racism, at best,” he said.
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Buttigieg surged in recent polling from both Iowa and New Hampshire last month; sending shockwaves through the Democratic primary just months before voters head to the polls.
“The Saint Anselm College Survey Center poll of 255 likely Democratic primary voters shows that Buttigieg, supported by 25 percent, now holds a 10 percentage point lead over former Vice President Joe Biden and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who are tied for second at 15 percent. Buttigieg is substantially ahead of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is in fourth place at 9 percent,” reports WMUR Channel 9.
A similar survey had him on top in the Iowa caucus.
“Anytime a candidate pops up above the pack, there’s a vigorous effort to vet them,” said Democratic strategist Zac Petkanas. “Buttigieg is going to have to prove that his recent rise is not just a flash in the pan.”
Ten Democrats will share the stage during Wednesday night’s fifth presidential debate in Atlanta, Georgia.
Source: Associated Press