The inclusive, tolerant left strikes again!
According to Fox News, Democratic presidential nominee Pete Buttigieg expressed his hesitancy toward extending the tent pegs of the party to include its many pro-life members (yes, those exist) at the news outlet’s town hall Sunday night.
Kristen Day, a self-proclaimed pro-life Democrat, asked Buttigieg whether he wanted the support of “people like me” during the forum moderated by Fox News’ Chris Wallace.
Day continued, asking if Buttigieg would support a change in the Democrats’ platform to emphasize that it is a truly diverse, “big tent” party that welcomes pro-life members.
In short, Buttigieg turned her down.
“I’m not going to try to earn your vote by tricking you. I am pro-choice, and I believe that a woman ought to be able to make that decision,” Buttigieg said, prompting applause. “The best I can offer is that if we can’t agree on where to draw the line, the next best thing we can do is agree on who should draw the line, and in my view, it’s the woman who’s faced with that decision in her own life.”
“Pete Buttigieg just told a pro-life, Democrat *woman* she has no place in today’s Democrat Party,” tweeted Townhall editor Katie Pavlich. “All she asked for was a recognition there is diversity of thought on the issue and that it be put in the platform language. He said no and told her to deal with it.”
Pete Buttigieg just told a pro-life, Democrat *woman* she has no place in today’s Democrat Party. All she asked for was a recognition there is diversity of thought on the issue and that it be put in the platform language. He said no and told her to deal with it.
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) January 27, 2020
Day responded, taking credit for the pointed question directed to the former South Bend, Indiana mayor.
That woman was me!!!!! https://t.co/y4bgOJc6Vp
— Kristen Day (@ProLifeDem) January 27, 2020
During the townhall, Wallace asked Day if she was satisfied with Buttigieg’s answer which, of course, she wasn’t.
Fox News continues:
“He didn’t answer the second part of my question, and the second part was: The Democratic platform contains language that basically says, ‘we don’t belong, we have no part in the party because it says abortion should be legal up to nine months, the government should pay for it,'” Day said. “In 1996 and several years after that there was language in the Democratic platform that said ‘we understand that people have very differing views on this issue but we are a big tent party that includes everybody and therefore we welcome you — people like me — into the party so we can work on issues that we agree on.'”
Buttigieg countered: “I support the position of my party — that this kind of medical care needs to be available to everyone, and I support the Roe v. Wade framework that holds that early in pregnancy there are very few restrictions and late in pregnancy there are very few exceptions.”
“And so I may have my views, but I cannot imagine that a decision that a woman confronts is going to ever be better, medically or morally, because it’s being dictated by any government official,” he said.
So there you have it! The left are loving, kind, and inclusive, but only insofar as you line up just right with their pet causes, especially the murder of unborn children.
Conservatives may not be surprised by this shocking revelation, but Democrats like Day were sorely disappointed, I’m sure.
Maybe they’ll see the light and come on over to the red side.