Pete Buttigieg Takes Aim at Warren Over Her “Purity Tests”

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Various members within the Democrat Party have an obsession with convincing everyone of how pious and above the fray they are. This is an act to not only win over voters, but to ultimately strengthen Democrats’ political power and advance the false narrative that Republicans are evil and racist.

As the 2020 primary election plays out, Democrats are now trying to convince their voter blocs that their levels of piety outweigh their in-party opponents. This is more than apparent with Elizabeth Warren who’s made it her mission to censure various opponents for their manner of fundraising.

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Elizabeth Warren” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Gage Skidmore

Fellow Democrat candidate Pete Buttigieg slammed Warren for this on Friday during a conversation with the Washington Post. The South Bend mayor stated that Warren isn’t capable of passing her own “purity tests” that she holds others to, according to Breitbart News.

Buttigieg on Warren and Fundraising “Purity Tests”

Elizabeth Warren continuously prides herself on not accepting funding from “big corporations” and other similar entities. In keeping with the progressive way, Warren furthermore claims that she only accepts small donations from everyday Americans for the sake of running a “grassroots” campaign. The 2020 Democrat isn’t the first one to espouse these talking points and she certainly won’t be the last.

Buttigieg challenged Warren yesterday, however, citing her claims as “purity tests.” The South Bend mayor moreover made the case that if candidates weren’t permitted to engage in “traditional fundraising,” then “neither one of us would be here.”

Shortly thereafter, Buttigieg changed the direction of the conversation, urging listeners to “have a serious conversation” about the trajectory of America. The Democrat candidate then made the case that policy issues and ending exclusion outweighs the importance of “hitting somebody with a process purity test.”

More on Pete Buttigieg’s Censure Against Warren

Yesterday does not mark the first time that Buttigieg has openly gone after Warren. The South Bend mayor has also criticized Warren over Medicare-for-All and her dishonesty about plans to subsidize this program. This backlash actually stuck to the senator, causing her to go down in certain polls.

Elizabeth Warren by Gage Skidmore, on Flickr

Elizabeth Warren” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Gage Skidmore

For quite some time, Warren attempted to con Americans into believing that only the wealthy 1% would see a tax increase if Medicare-for-All were to succeed. Warren persisted with this lie even after Bernie Sanders admitted that socialized healthcare would prompt a tax hike on the middle class. Finally, after being continuously called out for lying, Warren backed down and made less of her rhetoric about Medicare-for-All.

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