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


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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