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Pete Buttigieg Sounds Dem Alarm on Sanders' Ideology

By    |   Sunday, 23 February 2020 09:05 AM EST

Targeting the Democratic primary frontrunner, Pete Buttigieg used his Nevada caucus campaign rally to sound the alarm on Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., as a divisive force for the party because of "toxic tone" of ideology.

"Before we rush to nominate Sen. Sanders in our one shot to take on this president, let us take a sober look at what is at stake for our party, for our values, and for those with the most to lose," Buttigieg told his campaign rally after the Nevada caucuses, as votes are still being tallied. "There is so much on the line."

Buttigieg is a distant third to Sanders (around 47%) and Joe Biden (around 19%) with little over 15% support in the latest Nevada tally, according to AP.

"I believe the only way to truly deliver any of the progressive changes we care about is to be a nominee who actually gives a damn about the effect you are having, from the top of the ticket, on those crucial front-line House and Senate Democrats running to win, who we need to win," Buttigieg said, adding, "to make sure our agenda is more than just words on a page."

He continued: "Sen. Sanders, on the other hand, is ignoring, dismissing, or even attacking the very Democrats we absolutely must send to Capitol Hill in order to keep Nancy Pelosi as Speaker, in order to support judges who respect privacy and democracy, and in order to send Mitch McConnell into retirement. Let's listen to what those voices are telling us, and support them from the top of the ticket."

Buttigieg reminded his rally that his campaign is the only one yet to have beat Sanders, forging a narrow victory in Iowa. The two are running 1-2 in the nationwide delegate count after the projected results in Nevada.

"That is the choice in front of us: We can prioritize either ideological purity or inclusive victory. We can either call people names online or we can call them into our movement. We can either tighten a narrow and hardcore base or open the tent to a new, broad, big-hearted American coalition," Buttigieg said.

"This is our shot, this our only shot, to beat Donald Trump. So I'm asking Americans to make sure we that we get this choice right."

Eric Mack

Eric Mack has been a writer and editor at Newsmax since 2016. He is a 1998 Syracuse University journalism graduate and a New York Press Association award-winning writer.

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Targeting the Democratic primary frontrunner, Pete Buttigieg used his Nevada caucus campaign rally to sound the alarm on Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., as a divisive force for the party because of "toxic tone" of ideology."Before we rush to nominate Sen. Sanders in our one...
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