A day after South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, a 2020 presidential contender, was shouted down at a town hall in his city, he was confronted and screamed at by Black Lives Matter protestors while he marched with them.
One protestor asked him black lives mattered to him. He responded as though he couldn’t believe such a question would be asked of him.
“Did you ask me if black lives matter?” he said. “Of course black lives matter!”
“Then fire your cops!” one protestor screamed back.
Another protestor jumped in, also screaming at the mayor as he listened impatiently.
“What matters about a black life to you, Mayor Pete?” the woman yelled. “What matters about a black life to you?”
“The same thing that matters to me about my own,” he said.
He continued to be pelted with angry screams from the crowd, which could not be placated.
A white police officer shot and killed a black man in South Bend after the man allegedly approached him with knife, causing racial strife.
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Mitt Romney Admits: Trump Likely to Be Re-Elected
Just weeks ago, Romney was voting to impeach Trump.
Mitt Romney admitted during a Munich Security Conference panel in Germany that President Donald Trump is “likely” to be re-elected on Friday.
Romney’s admission could be interpreted as a tacit admission that the Utah Republican was seeking to overturn the likely will of the American voter in the 2020 election. Romney was the only Republican to vote to convict Trump on Democratic impeachment charges, claiming he warranted removal from office for temporarily suspending foreign aid to Ukraine.
“I can tell you I think it’s likely he will get reelected, not because he’s highly popular, but because I think the Democrats are not going to nominate someone who’ll be a very effective competitor.”
Romney’s answer when asked about Trump’s re-election chances seems to suggest he believes Democrats are going to nominate Bernie Sanders. Establishment conservatives such as Romney often tend to underestimate populist political figures such as Sanders in a similar manner that they did Trump in the 2016 election. (Romney did admit that he “did not predict that President Trump would become President Trump.”)
Romney was lauded for his impeachment vote by the crowd at the annual event, a mainstay institution for the western political elite. A moderator for the panel claimed he “probably the most courageous lawmaker we have in the United States.”
The failed 2012 presidential candidate may have alienated himself even further from the Republican party with remarks that seemed dismissive of his Senate colleagues, describing them as beholden to the President.
In what may have been his most self-reflective remarks of the night, Romney admitted there was little to no desire among the American public for the outdated liberal conservative principles he’s known for.
“Right now, the nature of American politics is highly populist… I’m perhaps a throwback. I jokingly say I have about 2% of the population that’s with me.”
I think that might be a bit on the high side, Mitt.
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