Things aren’t good for South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg. The media’s darling is currently dealing with a police-action shooting in which a white police officer shot a black man.
Buttigieg actually left the campaign trail to deal with the shooting. On Sunday afternoon, in South Bend citizens made their feelings known on the situation and they were angry, to say the least.
Democrat Pete Buttigieg is confronted at a town hall on a white police officer who killed a black man:
“Look at the man who’s talking to you, Peter!”
“Stop Lying! Stop lying!”
“It’s not a joke, Pete!”
“Answer The Question!”
Buttigieg just stares with a blank look on his face pic.twitter.com/aftPSZd0op
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) June 23, 2019
For Buttigieg and his presidential aspirations, the timing could be worse. The Democrats are holding their first primary debates this week and the nation is watching Buttigieg’s response.
Even CNN isn’t thrilled with Buttigieg’s handling of the shooting in his city.
CNN political commentator Errol Louis on Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg's town hall: “sounded like a disaster“ pic.twitter.com/FwLubh7ptu
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) June 24, 2019
This entire episode brings up a big question: If Buttigieg is having issues running an Indiana city of 100,000, how can he be trusted to properly run a country of 300 million?