Pete Buttigieg Chokes Up During Second Iowa Victory Speech in New Hampshire

Pete Buttigieg Chokes Up During Second Iowa Victory Speech in New Hampshire

Pete Buttigieg Chokes Up During Second Iowa Victory Speech in New Hampshire

Former Mayor Pete Buttigieg gave a second victory speech after the delayed partial vote from the Iowa caucuses were released on Tuesday.

Buttigieg said at an event in New Hampshire on Tuesday, acknowledging Tuesday evening that results released by the Iowa state party were only partial:

I want you to hear something from me. They’re not complete, but results are in from a majority of precincts, and they show our campaign in first place.

With 62 percent of the Iowa caucus results in, Pete Buttigieg is leading with 26.9 percent; Sen. Bernie Sanders is in a close second with 25.1 percent. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is in third and former Vice President Joe Biden is currently in fourth place.

Buttigieg repeated much of the victory speech that he delivered in Iowa on Monday just before midnight, giving him a second round of media coverage.

But this time, the former South Bend Mayor choked up as he spoke about the vote validating his campaign and the struggle he had growing up gay in Indiana and coming out as gay before running for president.

“It validates for a kid somewhere in a community wondering if he belongs or she belongs or they belong in their own family,” he said. “That if you believe in yourself and your country, there is a lot backing up that belief.”

Buttigieg said that despite the final vote, he felt that he had already won.

“No matter what happens next. This much is undeniable,” he said. “That fact represents an astonishing victory for this campaign, this candidacy, and this vision that you all have been a part of.”

Read More

Share:

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

More News

During Riots, Donald Trump Urges Minnesota to Vote Out Democrats

During Riots, Donald Trump Urges Minnesota to Vote Out Democrats

President Donald Trump on Friday urged Minnesota voters to vote out Democrats, as riots continued in reaction to the death of George Floyd. “Time for a change,” Trump wrote with the hashtag #2020, sharing a list of Minnesota Democrats from a supporter. Time for a change! #2020 https://t.co/AECy2GBfys — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 30,… … Read More

VIDEO: Vehicle Drives Through Group of Protesters in California

VIDEO: Vehicle Drives Through Group of Protesters in California

A vehicle sped up and drove through a group of protesters in Bakersfield, California, according to videos posted online. Protesters gathered outside the Bakersfield Police Department and surrounded a car before it suddenly sped up and knocked people to the ground. Protesters around the country gathered in major cities to protest the death of  George… … Read More

Minneapolis Protesters Defy Curfew, Clash with National Guard

Minneapolis Protesters Defy Curfew, Clash with National Guard

Protesters in Minneapolis, Minnesota, are defying a city-wide curfew and in some instances clashing with the state’s national guard as the public backlash to the death of George Floyd enters its third night. As of 9:00 p.m. central standard time (CST), hundreds of protesters were on the streets of Minneapolis, despite a mandatory 8:00 p.m.… … Read More

Video: Louisville Journalist Hit by Non-Lethal Bullets on Live TV

Video: Louisville Journalist Hit by Non-Lethal Bullets on Live TV

Kaitlin Rust, a reporter for WAVE 3 News, appeared to have been hit with non-lethal bullets fired by a Louisville Metro Police Department officer amid heated protests in downtown Louisville Friday evening, reports WAVE 3 News. Timothy Burke, a former Daily Beast employee, tweeted footage of the purported incident, which occurred on WAVE 3 News’ live broadcast and was… … Read More

FOLLOW

© Copyright 2020 | American Priority | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy