South Bend, Ind., city councilman Henry Davis Jr. on Thursday accused presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg of making life worse for African-American residents as the city’s mayor.
“It just has not been a good ride. South Bend needs a do-over,” Davis said during a Democracy Now! interview.
Davis criticized Buttigieg’s handling of the shooting of Eric Logan, a black resident, and the demotion of Darryl Boykins, South Bend’s first black police chief.
“He didn’t handle it. And if he did handle it, it was a fumble,” Davis said.
Highlighting problems with the police force, housing, schools, and more, Davis warned viewers about letting Buttigieg move up from the South Bend mayoralty to the White House.
“This is not a student-council race, this is for the presidency of the United States of America,” he said.
Davis said Buttigieg “chose not to deal with” issues facing African-American residents of South Bend.
“You’re talking about double-digit unemployment. You’re talking about a very high poverty rate, over 40 percent. You’re talking about high crime. You’re talking about schools shutting down and closing,” he said.
Davis also detailed how Buttigieg’s “a thousand houses in a thousand days” program led to houses being demolished without adequate replacements or even any plan for what to do with the resulting blight.
Has everyone seen the Mayor Pete Platitude Generator?
If not, it’s really hard to tell apart these fictions from real things this empty-framer says.
So, does that mean that any white person that supports Buttgouge hates blacks? I think it does.
small peter is like the muslin terrorist obama. where did he come from? Kenya! like spartacus booker, the only way out of NJ and IN is via the white house. so is pete the wife or husband??
It isnt about race or sex its about management and governing, he is not centrist he is way left.
He couldnt run a city.
Mayor Pete just isn’t qualified to be President. It’s a non-starter. Maybe after he fights for a few decades and becomes a Governor, then yes.