The infighting among the Democratic presidential hopefuls continues, this time over guns. Mayor Pete Buttigieg criticized Beto O’Rourke’s gun buyback plan, calling it a “shiny object” that would make it harder to pass real reform in Washington.
O’Rourke was not happy with that comparison, hitting back at Buttigieg on CNN yesterday.
“I was really offended by those comments,” O’Rourke said. “And I think he represents a kind of politics that is focused on poll-testing and focus-group-driving and triangulating and listening to consultants, before you arrive at a position.”
"I just find that term and that kind of calculating politics… so offensive to those who have lost a family member to gun violence."
— CNN (@CNN) October 4, 2019
He also said Buttigieg was taking “potshots” at plans which have been proposed by the March for Our Lives kids.
It’s “disregarding the very real pain that the people of El Paso or Midland–Odessa or Sutherland Springs…that’s what I find to be so offensive & so galling,” O’Rourke said.
Beto O'Rourke: "When Mayor Pete is taking potshots at a plan proposed by these student leaders in #MarchForOurLives, when he's disregarding the very real pain that the people of El Paso or Midland–Odessa or Sutherland Springs…that's what I find to be so offensive & so galling." pic.twitter.com/ozFIyGNfje
— The Hill (@thehill) October 4, 2019