Buttigieg fires back to AOC fundraising-digging, blasting far-left “purity tests”

nearvideo of mayor Pete Buttigieg on challenging Democratic presidential frontrunner

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg joins Chris Wallace on ” Fox News Sunday.’

South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg reacted on Sunday after Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, has a Problem with the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate of the approach of fundraising.

To protect the far-left members of Congress accused Buttigieg, a system of “big money” policy, instead of trying to make it a thing of the past, and campaigned for the benefits of the “small-dollar grassroots campaigns”, she said, were more successful than his. Buttigieg said he is quite familiar with grassroots campaigning, but said it is more than it is for Democrats will succeed in the year 2020.


“Well, first of all, you don’t go from mayor of South Bend to a competitive presidential candidate, without knowing a thing or two about grassroots campaigning,” Buttigieg told “Fox News Sunday” in response to Ocasio-Cortez, tweet, published last week. “My campaign is fueled by the contributions of nearly 600,000 donors, and most of those small contributions are.”

Ocasio-Cortez published your comment while retweeting a quote from Buttigeg, Sen. Elizabeth Warren criticized the plan, stay away from large donations. Buttigieg had said, “We are going to beat trump with money in the pocket.” Ocasio-Cortez described the comment as an insult to small donors, but Buttigieg explained his attitude on Sunday.

“What I’m saying is, we can’t go in this battle against Donald Trump with one hand tied behind our back,” he said and pointed out Trump and his supporters have raised $125 million. “You pull out all the stops to stay in power, and I think we have a responsibility for the country, to ensure that we go into this fight as Democrats with everything we have, and not unilaterally disarm him.”


Buttigieg recognized that campaign Finance reform is necessary, but claimed that the Democrats have to gain the power to make it happen.

Earlier in the interview, Buttigieg took a shot too far to the left opponents such as sen Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who received only Ocasio-Cortez endorsement. Buttigieg warned that radical approaches to issues such as health care alienate voters and make it harder.

“I think we have a chance to build an American majority for the bold action, but it is not the case, we could wreck that the majority of purity tests,” Buttigieg said. “Take the question of the example, this Medicare. I propose Medicare for all who want it. It means that we create a version of Medicare, everybody can get access to it, and if you want to have your own plan, we are fine. I think this is a better policy than the people step away from their plan, but I also think that it is something that more and more Americans behind.”


You complain of a divided state, said the political climate in the United States, Buttigieg, that can go too far to the left make it worse.

“We can use the rules in a very courageous and forward-leaning direction, but we have to make sure that we do it in a way that moves in the direction of unify rather than further polarize the American people.”

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