2020 candidate Pete Buttigieg reacted to Bernie Sanders’ big victory in Nevada with a tweet storm of extremely pointed attacks.
Per Vox, Sanders cruised to victory in Saturday’s caucuses in Nevada, where his campaign has been building Latino support for months. As of 7:30 pm Eastern, our partners at Decision Desk are projecting Sanders as the winner. So far, Decision Desk estimates Sanders has added nine more delegates to his count, putting him in first place in the delegate race.
“In Nevada, we have just put together a multigenerational, multiracial coalition, which is not only going to win Nevada, it’s going to sweep this country,” Sanders said in his victory speech, addressing a large crowd in San Antonio, Texas. “No campaign has a grassroots movement like we do, which is another reason we’re going to win this election.”
Buttigieg tweeted after media outlets called the race for Bernie.
I believe we need to defeat Trump and turn the page on this era in our politics by establishing a tone of belonging, bringing an end to the viciousness and the bullying that is tearing apart our country.
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 critical, front-line House and Senate Democrats that we need to win.
Senator Sanders 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.
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.
Shortly after Bernie Sanders was projected to win the Nevada caucuses, Pete Buttigieg warned Democrats not “rush” to nominate Sanders. “Before we rush to nominate Senator Sanders as our own shot to take on this president … let us take a sober look at what is at stake,” Buttigieg said.
Sanders reaction to projected Nevada win:
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