Pete Buttigieg warns of Bernie Sanders’ “ideological revolution” that “leaves out most Americans” and says his 2020 victory means “another four years in toxic politics” after his caucus routine in Nevada
- Pete Buttigieg hurled Bernie Sanders in his comments after the caucus on Saturday
- The candidate claimed that Sanders would create an ideological system in the American chat, that more moderate democrats would be excluded from the party
- “Senator Sanders believes in a rigid, ideological revolution that leaves out most Democrats, not to mention most Americans,” Buttigieg said
- He spoke with a crwod of about 200 supporters when Sanders emerged the victor of the caucuses of Nevada
- Buttigieg is in third place in Nevada with more than 10 percent support, but nearly 90 percent of site locations still report caucus results
- Various networks called the caucus for Sanders after only 3 percent reporting showed him with more than 50 percent support
- Sanders’ lead continued to decline as more caucus sites were reported, but he still maintained a 25 percent lead against Joe Biden No. 2
Pete Buttigieg used his Saturday rally in Las Vegas to make several hits on Bernie Sanders, the caucus victor in Nevada.
He claimed that the 78-year-old Senator from Vermont proposes an “inflexible, ideological revolution” that does not include moderate democrats and those who believe in capitalism
Although he congratulated his competitor on the huge win, Buttigieg also remembered a room full of his supporters of Sanders’ more radical ideals, such as a single-payer health care system.
“I congratulate Senator Sanders on a strong show today, and we certainly celebrate many of the same ideals,” Buttigieig admitted, although he rarely compares himself to the democratic socialist candidate.
“But before we rush to nominate Senator Sanders, in our one-time attempt to hire this president, let’s look soberly at the commitment – for our party, for our values, and for those who have the most to lose. There is so much at stake, “Buttigieg said.
Pete Buttigieg beat Bernie Sanders in his comments after the caucus on Saturday, claiming he would create an “inflexible” system that would exclude more moderate democrats
“Senator Sanders believes in a rigid, ideological revolution that ignores most Democrats, not to mention most Americans,” Buttigieg told a crowd when Sanders emerged the victor of the Nevada caucuses
Buttigieg hugs his husband Chasten as he drops to third place in Nevada with more than 10 percent support
Several networks called the caucus for Sanders after only 3 percent reporting showed him with more than 50 percent support
He also suggested that Sanders could not beat Trump in November as the most progressive candidate in the race.
Buttigieg continued to put his more moderate side forward when he flung the Democratic socialist candidate to believe that “capitalism is the root of all evil.”
“Senator Sanders believes in a rigid, ideological revolution that leaves out most Democrats, not to mention most Americans,” Buttigieg said Saturday night because the caucus results were still trickling in.
He also reminded supporters of his victory over Sanders in the first caucus in Iowa early this month.
“Ours is the only campaign Senator Sanders has defeated throughout the cycle,” he added, referring to winning more nominating delegates than Sanders.
In Iowa, Buttigieg won a marginal victory when he received more support from the field and emerged as the winner with another delegate than Sanders.
As the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana held an intimate rally in Nevada, he finished fourth in the caucuses with less than 10 percent while the results continued to flow.
But later in the evening, Buttigieg moved to third place after 11 percent reporting showed him 13.6 percent.
However, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, was still hopeful for his campaign and saw a look ahead to a big win on Super Tuesday, where 14 states will participate in their primary competitions.
Sanders’ lead continued to decline as more caucus sites reported, but he still maintained a huge lead against number 2 candidate Joe Biden, who hovered around 20 percent
The Springs Preserve event, a 180-acre nature reserve, just over 8 km north of the Las Vegas Strip, had to be moved in after a rare rainstorm with fixed plans for an outdoor rally.
The room accommodated around 200 seats, all of which were filled, and a few dozen attendees were reduced to standing room, even obstructed in the press room and the corridor outside the rally room.
Buttigieg hit Sanders for Nevadians on the way to caucus Saturday morning.
He compared the senator with Trump and claimed that he would produce another four years of toxic politics riddled with conspiracy theories.
The claim came after reports indicated that Russia was the target of Sanders’ presidential campaign.