Small town Mayor Pete Buttigieg essentially told a pro-life Democrat at a Fox News town hall that there was no room in the Democratic Party for her.
The Daily Caller’s Virginia Kruta has more:
Buttigieg made the comments during a Sunday evening town hall with Fox’s Chris Wallace, in response to a question about allowing for more inclusive language in the party’s official platform.
A woman introduced as Kristen Day from Oakton, Virginia, took the microphone and said, “I’m a proud pro-life Democrat. Do you want the support of pro-life Democratic voters? There are 21 million of us. And if so, would you support more moderate platform language to insure the party of diversity and inclusion does include everybody?”
Buttigieg responded by saying that he respected her point of view and hoped to earn her vote, but that he had to present his own views honestly. “I’m not going to try to earn your vote by tricking you,” he said. “I am pro-choice. I believe a woman ought to be able to make that decision.”
Day was unimpressed, saying that Buttigieg didn’t directly answer her question and reiterated her disappointment that the Democratic Party she once knew wasn’t as inclusive anymore.
“I support the position of my party that this kind of medical care needs to be available to everyone,” Buttigieg responded.
Fox News contributor Katie Pavlich fired back with a scorching hot take on Twitter about the uncompromising state of today’s Democratic Party.
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