For Pete Buttigieg, South Bend, Indiana Mayor and 2020 presidential candidate, tensions regarding the recent shooting of an African American man by police continue to pose a serious challenge.
During a town hall event, audience members continued to pressure Buttigieg, with one man asking, “You gotta get back to South Carolina, like you was yesterday?”
Things are still tense at this South Bend town hall with Mayor Buttigieg.
Moderator asks audience shouting questions to be respectful of the mayor’s schedule.
One man yells back:
“You gotta get back to South Carolina like you was yesterday?” pic.twitter.com/xzGq6i0iRx
— Aaron Franco (@AFrancoTX) June 23, 2019
Buttigieg has faced mounting criticism from African American activist groups, including Black Lives Matter, who recently squared off with the would-be president as he attempted to speak, leading to a tense situation.
Pete Buttigieg tries to read talking points off a piece of paper while Black Lives Matter protesters yell at him:
BLM: “You expect black people to vote for you?”
Pete: “I’m not asking for your vote.”
BLM: “You’re not going to get it.” pic.twitter.com/WEmPzZc8DY
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) June 22, 2019
Social media commentary indicate that some believe Buttigieg’s rise in popularity among Democrat voters may have reached its peak.
Been waiting for the left to lose control of its intersectional Frankenstein’s monster
— Anachronist (@DHCole41) June 22, 2019
There is not enough hot sauce in his pocket to come back from that pic.twitter.com/0bhDwSQrHy
— Francisco Acosta (@yoremejax) June 22, 2019
This primary season on the left will be fantastic
— Crash (@crashcolucci) June 22, 2019
The Left is imploding, intellectually.
— I am nhprman. (@nhprman) June 22, 2019
This is mayor Pete finding there’s a downside to the identity politics game
— wiseowl (@gcklee1187) June 22, 2019
The left has developed a taste for cannibalism.
— Fred Fetty (@micjolly1) June 22, 2019