Buttigieg: John Kerry's "Establishment" Endorsement Of Biden Due To Relationship Longer Than I've Been Alive | Video | RealClearPolitics

Buttigieg: John Kerry's "Establishment" Endorsement Of Biden Due To Relationship Longer Than I've Been Alive

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Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg dismissed former Secretary of State John Kerry's endorsement of former Vice President Joe Biden for president as "establishment." Buttigieg said the endorsement is the result of "relationships among Senators who have been together on Capitol Hill as long as I've been alive."

"I have never been part of the Washington establishment and I recognize that there are relationships among senators who have been together on Capitol Hill as long as I’ve been alive and that is what it is," Buttigieg said in an interview with FOX News political reporter Paul Steinhauser.

The South Bend mayor said he is flattered by the "comparisons" he has received to Barack Obama in 2008.

"I think every campaign in every era is different and I recognized that while I’m flattered by a lot of comparisons and see some parallels with 2008, we’re also at a different moment," Buttigieg said. "But I will say one of the reasons why I appreciate the endorsement of the folks who came through today is we’re talking about people who understand the presidency very intimately and very well and for them to agree that I’m the right person to step into that office and that role at a time like this really validates what we’re saying as a campaign."



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