Rising Democratic star and presidential candidate, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, just made a resignation notice. People are shocked.
During an MSNBC town hall with Chris Matthews, the candidate said that he would not have pushed former Senator Al Franken (D-MN) to resign immediately as party leadership did.
“I would not have applied that pressure at that time before we knew more,” said Buttigieg, who did not elaborate further on what he meant.
But it took some prodding for Matthews to get Buttigieg to provide a straight answer. Originally, he hedged a bit thinking the question would go away.
He said that resigning was Franken’s “decision to make, but I think the way we basically held him to a higher standard than the GOP does their people has been used against us.”
Let’s get the facts straight: Franken was exposed via photo evidence clearly groping a woman and playing it off as a joke. There was nothing else to know.
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