Democrat presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg took the opportunity at a CNN Town Hall in Las Vegas Tuesday evening to remind everyone that, contrary to the media narrative that he's a moderate, his policies actually line up perfectly with the goals of the radical left fringe of his party.
Asked by CNN moderator Erin Burnett if his healthcare plan would necessarily include undocumented immigrants, the former mayor responded, “I can't game out every amendment or poison pill, every change they're going to try to make to bring the package together. What I will say is that that is one of the pillars of the plan as I see it.”
Continuing to dismantle the absurd notion that he’s remotely “moderate,” Mayor Pete reminds us that government healthcare for illegal immigrants is a “pillar” of his plan. pic.twitter.com/mJCEwrpyry— Retired Orrin G. Hatch (@RetiredOrrin) February 19, 2020
This is not the first time Buttigieg has pandered to the far left. On Monday the candidate made the outlandish point that “dreamers” had “every bit a claim on this country as the rest of us,” even switching to Spanish to make sure his point was understood correctly by his target constituency.
This is like saying strangers have every bit of claim to your home, your property, and your money, as you have claim to it https://t.co/4KwulhBOF2— Bode Lang (@Bode_Lang) February 19, 2020
Speaking at a campaign event with veterans in Merrimack less than a week before the New Hampshire primary, Buttigieg touted a new visa program to flood small American towns with legal immigrants to grow the regions’ populations.
“I’m proposing what we call ‘Community Renewal Visas’ that when a community that is very much in need of growing its population, recognizes that, and makes a choice to welcome more than its share of new Americans that we create a fast-track, if they apply for an allotment of visas, that goes to those who are willing to be in those areas that maybe are hurting for population but have great potential.”