Buttigieg: Stop Worrying About What Republicans Will Say, No Matter What They'll Call Us Crazy Socialists

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Democratic presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg said Democrats should "stand up for the right policy" regardless of being tagged as a socialist. From Tuesday's CNN primary debate in Detroit:

PETE BUTTIGIEG, MAYOR: It is time to stop worrying about what the Republicans will say. Look, if it's true that if we embrace a far-left agenda they're going to say we're a bunch of crazy socialists. If we embrace a conservative agenda, you know what they're going to do? They're going to say we're a bunch of crazy socialists.

So let's just stand up for the right policy, go out there and defend it. That's the policy I'm putting forward, not because I think it's the right triangulation between Republicans here and Democrats there -- because I think it's the right answer for people like my mother-in-law who is here -- whose life was saved by the ACA, but who is still far too vulnerable to the fact that the insurance industry does not care.



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