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South Bend Mayor and 2020 presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg (D) criticized fellow White House rivals former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in an interview scheduled to air Sunday morning.
Appearing on CBS News’ Face the Nation, Buttigieg, both an Afghanistan War veteran and naval reservist, hit Biden for his support of the Iraq War.
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“I certainly think that vote was a mistake and I have a different view on that conflict,” he said per The Hill, later adding that he “opposed [it] as a student and continue[s] to think it was a terrible idea.”
Buttigieg also took aim at Sanders, whom he once wrote about in a high school essay, praising him as courageous for referring to himself as a “Socialist.” The Indiana Democrat said the time has come for Sanders to step aside so a new generation may lead.
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“It’s not unusual, in a moment like this, to admire somebody and also find yourself competing with them,” he told host Margaret Brennan. “But I have a different approach. I have a somewhat different message and I represent a very different messenger.”
“The values that make us Democrats shouldn’t change,” he added. “We’ve got to find a different vocabulary around them....
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