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Buttigieg Slams Other Democrats for Playing Identity Politics

Mayor of South Bend, Indiana and 2020 presidential Pete Buttigieg slammed his fellow Democrats in a Saturday speech for their employment of “identity politics” as a political weapon.

“In a risky speech to the Human Rights Campaign, a major LGBT rights group, Buttigieg warned of a ‘crisis of belonging in this country,’ arguing it was exacerbated by ‘so-called identity politics’ that emphasize how one person hasn’t walked in another’s shoes — ‘something that is true, but it doesn’t get us very far,’” according to NBC.

But the candidate is no stranger to identity politics himself. Indeed, he’s benefitted from being the first openly gay candidate to run for president. Last week, he sold out a fundraiser at an iconic West Hollywood gay bar. His husband Chasten landed on the cover of TIME Magazine above a headline that read “First Family: The unlikely, untested, and unprecedented campaign of Mayor Pete Buttigieg.” He was also profiled in Vogue, New York Magazine, POLITICO, and Chasten was profiled in The Washington Post. 

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