Joe Bidens’ campaign released a attack ad about Pete Buttigieg and his accomplishments as mayor of South Bend, Indiana, as compared to Biden’s former Vice President record on national policy.
Via The Insider:
Both Vice President Biden and former Mayor Pete Buttigieg have taken on tough fights,” the ad voiceover says. “Under threat of a nuclear Iran, Joe Biden helped to negotiate the Iran deal. And under threat of disappearing pets, Buttigieg negotiated lighter licensing regulations on pet chip scanners.
The ad continues: “We’re electing a President. What you’ve done matters.” When President Obama called on him, Joe Biden helped lead the passage of the Affordable Care Act. And when park goers called on Pete Buttigieg, he installed decorative lights under bridges, giving citizens of South Bend colorfully illuminated rivers.”
Pete Buttigiegs’ campaign responded:
At this moment, the American people are crying out for something completely different from this classic Washington-style of politics.
While Washington politics trivializes what goes on in communities like South Bend, South Bend residents who now have better jobs, rising income, and new life in their city don’t think their lives are a Washington politician’s punchline.
Pete’s on-the-ground experience as mayor, turning around a Midwestern industrial city, is exactly why he is running for president.
The vice president’s decision to run this ad speaks more to where he currently stands in this race than it does about Pete’s perspective as a mayor and veteran.
Joe Biden seems to forget that he once said: “I’ve never had an interest in being mayor. That’s a real job. You have to produce. That is why I have been a senator for 36 years.” March 29, 2012
Former Mayor Pete doesn’t think very highly of the Obama-Biden record. Let’s compare. pic.twitter.com/132TB7MHaq— Joe Biden (Text Join to 30330) (@JoeBiden) February 8, 2020