Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg has surged in the polls in the past month.
With former Vice President Joe Biden dropping below far-left presidential candidates such as the unapologetically socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.), and the almost equally extremist Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), Democratic voters seeking a more moderate alternative are setting their sights on Mayor Pete.
But are Buttigieg's policies actually moderate? Not even close, Glenn Beck said Thursday on the radio program.
"[Pete Buttigieg] wants people to see him as a moderate. The mayor of a Midwest city in a red state ... and he's going for the middle, even though he is not a moderate candidate in any way," said Glenn.
Here are just a few examples of where Buttigieg stands on the issues:
- Supports late-term, partial-birth abortion
- Eliminate the Electoral College
- Buyback program for assault weapons
- Raise the federal minimum wage to $15/hour
- Expand Medicare
- Decriminalize illegal immigration
- Pay for infrastructure through changing taxes on corporations, the wealthy
- Study reparations
- Legalize marijuana
- Increase existing taxes on upper-income Americans
- Cancel some student debt
- Don't use tariffs to pressure countries
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