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Postby Happy Mom » Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:45 am

Buttigieg: We Need to Acknowledge Mass Shootings Are ‘White Nationalist Terrorism’

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On this weekend’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday,” in the aftermath of two mass shootings, 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful South Bend, IN Mayor Pete Buttigieg declared this is “white nationalist terrorism.”

Buttigieg said, “This is terrorism and we have to name it as such.It is very clear that the loss of American life in Charleston, in San Diego, in Pittsburgh by all appearances now in El Paso too is symptomatic of the effects of white nationalist terrorism. ”


He continued, “We cannot keep America safe from this threat to the American people if we are not prepared to name a confront it. We need an administration that is ready to do that and we can’t keep pretending that this is just random or that this is something we can’t confront. What you have here is two things coming together. One, the weak gun safety policies of this country. And two, the rise of domestic terrorism inspired by white nationalist. We need to acknowledge this is a problem, that American lives are at risk and we got to do something about it.”

He added, “There is a measure of responsibility that you can’t get away from when you have case after case of racial rhetoric coming out of the White House and when you have an actual incident of white nationalist terrorism like the killing in Charlottesville related to people saying ‘Jews will not replace us’ and the president saying they were very fine people there people. Of course this is part of a climate where people who are in the grip of this hateful extremist ideology feel validated and they feel validated from all the way at the top and that is part of our problem.”

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Re: Using Politics for an Excuse for Crime

Postby Happy Mom » Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:48 am

Buttigieg calls for action after mass shootings

By 16 News Now | Posted: Mon 7:09 PM, Aug 05, 2019 | Updated: Tue 12:08 AM, Aug 06, 2019


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(WNDU) - Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg reacted to the mass shootings over the weekend.

Buttigieg says America is under attack from domestic white national terrorists in a release from his campaign team. He says the U.S. must increase federal resources for countering domestic terrorism.

He said the public should call senators and leave them a voicemail demanding they push for common-sense gun legislation.

He also asked supporters to consider making donations to Moms Demand Action. The group, which was founded the day after the Sandy Hook tragedy, supports gun control laws.

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Re: Using Politics for an Excuse for Crime

Postby Happy Mom » Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:35 am


Buttigieg reportedly helped create a phone tree to alert families about ICE raids

By Sam Dorman | Fox News

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South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg reportedly helped create an alert system that would notify families if Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raided his residents' homes or businesses.

The "phone tree," according to The Daily Beast on Wednesday, was one of several actions Buttigieg took to protect illegal immigrants in his town. Phone trees consist of an automated calling system that helps spread messages quickly and efficiently.


Those would presumably help alert immigrants to the type of surprise raids that resulted in nearly 700 arrests in Mississippi.

His approach to immigration came under legal scrutiny when Judicial Watch, a right-leaning organization, sued the city over a "Community Resident Card" program that Buttigieg reportedly developed with the help of La Casa, a left-wing, pro-immigration group.

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The program allowed residents to open bank accounts, fill prescriptions, and use public services without fear that authorities would find out their immigration status. Buttigieg specifically partnered with local businesses on the program and directed utilities and other services to accept the cards as a valid form of identification.

Buttigieg was just one of many 2020 Democratic presidential candidates who sought to help immigrants avoid interactions with federal immigration enforcement.

A long list of Democrats has criticized the Trump administration's immigration policy as racist, xenophobic, and even as a way of terrorizing families.


On Monday, the administration prompted criticism by releasing a controversial rule that would limit green card recipients depending on whether they met a certain income threshold or relied on public assistance.

Trump has also leveled fierce criticism at "sanctuary cities" that refuse to cooperate with federal law enforcement on requests to continue detaining illegal immigrants. Buttigieg has blasted that type of cooperation as "conscription," although Indiana has banned "sanctuary cities" in the state.

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Re: Buttigieg Using Politics for an Excuse for Crime

Postby Happy Mom » Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:16 am


Pete Buttigieg says Trump voters are 'looking the other way on racism'

Maureen Groppe, USA TODAY Published 12:08 p.m. ET Aug. 18, 2019


Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg, who is among the Democratic contenders who has called Trump a white nationalist, was asked on CNN's "State of the Union" whether it's a "racist act" to vote for him in 2020.

"Well, at best, it means looking the other way on racism," Buttigieg responded. "But, I think, a lot of people are wondering what kind of deal even that is supposed to be."

The South Bend, Indiana, mayor pointed to Trump's recent campaign rally in New Hampshire when the president said people will support him – even if they don't like him – because the economy is doing well.

“You have no choice but to vote for me because your 401(k), everything is going to be down the tubes,” Trump said. “Whether you love me or hate me, you’ve got to vote for me.”

Buttigieg said Trump's message is really: "I want you to look the other way on the racism, tolerate the negativity, accept the instability of my administration because I am going to deliver for you job growth almost as good as the Obama years."


"That’s what his argument amounts to right now," Buttigieg said. "And it’s part of the reason why he’s unpopular."

But Democrats may risk becoming unpopular with potentially persuadable Trump voters if they appear to be condemning them, the way Hillary Clinton came to regret saying in 2016 that half of Trump’s supporters fell into the "basket of deplorables."

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Democratic presidential hopeful Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg delivers his closing statement during the first round of the second Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season hosted by CNN at the Fox Theatre in Detroit, Michigan on July 30, 2019. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images ORG XMIT: Second ro ORIG FILE ID: AFP_1J802M


Trump has dismissed criticism that his campaign trail rhetoric has created an atmosphere of hate that presaged the recent mass shootings in Texas and Ohio.

And, when defending his attacks on African American and Hispanic lawmakers last month, Trump called himself "the least racist person there is anywhere in the world."

Some Democratic hopefuls have criticized Trump's rhetoric without applying the same label to the president.

"Whether he is or is not a white supremacist, he encourages, everything he does speaks to them," former Vice President Joe Biden said earlier this month.

In a CNN appearance earlier this month, Buttigieg was asked if he considers Trump to be a white nationalist.

"Yeah, I mean, at best, he is condoning and encouraging white nationalism," Buttigieg responded.

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