South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg raised eyebrows across the United States over the weekend; saying he supports the decriminalization of all illegal drugs throughout the USA.
“2020 hopeful Pete Buttigieg calls for the decriminalization of all drugs in his new, controversial criminal justice reform plan,” reports Fox and Friends.
— Fox & Friends First (@FoxFriendsFirst) December 27, 2019
“Incarceration should not even be a response to drug possession,” he told the Des Moines Register.
Watch Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s comments above.
2020 VISION: Pete Buttigieg Claims ‘Capitalism Has Let A Lot of People Down’ Across America
South Bend, Indiana Mayor and rising Democratic star Pete Buttigieg slammed American-style capitalism Tuesday; saying he believes the current system “has let a lot of people down” across the country.
“I think the reason we’re having this argument over socialism and capitalism is that capitalism has let a lot of people down,” the mayor told CNN.
“I would say the reverse ought to be true — that at the end of the day, we prioritize democracy,” he added. “And having that framework of a rule of law, of fairness, is actually what it takes for markets to work.”
Buttigieg stunned political insiders in recent days when new polling data showed he had risen to third place among national Democratic candidates; trailing former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
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AOC vs. PETE: Ocasio-Cortez Rips Buttigieg, Says Mayor ‘Protecting Era of Big Money’
Controversial Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called-out South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg Monday night; accusing the Democratic presidential hopeful of “protecting” the “era of big money.”
“Small-dollar grassroots campaigns, aka what Buttegieg insults here as ‘pocket change,’ out-fundraise him by millions. Our nation’s leaders should be working to end the era of big money politics, not protect it. & Beto’s gun policy isn’t ‘picking a fight,’ it’s taking a stand,” posted AOC on social media.
Small-dollar grassroots campaigns, aka what Buttegieg insults here as “pocket change,” out-fundraise him by millions.
Our nation’s leaders should be working to end the era of big money politics, not protect it.
& Beto’s gun policy isn’t “picking a fight,” it’s taking a stand. https://t.co/a6k7rgXHiD
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) October 14, 2019
Sen. Cory Booker made similar comments earlier this week; accusing Buttigieg of defending the National Rifle Association.
“Calling buyback programs ‘confiscation’ is doing the NRA’s work for them, @PeteButtigieg—and they don’t need our help,” posted Booker on social media.
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) October 14, 2019
Both Booker and O’Rourke support a mandatory gun confiscation policy.