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Politics Buttigieg says it's time to 'turn the page' on Trump administration

20:05  18 october  2020
20:05  18 october  2020 Source:   thehill.com

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Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D) said Sunday that despite his criticisms of Democratic nominee Joe Biden during the presidential primaries, it was time to "turn the page" on President Trump's administration.

Peter Buttigieg wearing a suit and tie: Buttigieg says it's time to 'turn the page' on Trump administration © Greg Nash Buttigieg says it's time to 'turn the page' on Trump administration

Fox News' Chris Wallace asked Buttigieg Sunday about his earlier comments during the primary blasting Biden's support for the Iraq war.

"I think invading Iraq is a mistake and I think the vice president said the same, but we're not going to take lessons in Iraq policy from this current president who can barely keep straight what's going on in the Middle East," Buttigieg, a member of Biden's transition team, responded.

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"It's 2020 and the choice has come down to Joe Biden, who I enthusiastically support, and Donald Trump, who has been a disaster in every foreign and domestic issue of policy at stake," he added. "We definitely need to turn the page even more now than when I was running for president a year ago."

Buttigieg also expressed optimism about the level of Democratic unity after a crowded, often contentious primary season.

"Look how unified we are now, you've got Democrats from across the spectrum from the left to the center joining with independents and Republicans because we can all see what's at stake here," Buttigieg said. "I can't think of an election in modern history where the choice has been this stark and I know what side I'm on."

Wallace also pressed Buttigieg on the issue of adding seats to the Supreme Court. Biden has said he is "not a fan" of the idea but has also conflated "court-packing" with the Republican rush to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the high court.

"There's an enormous amount of frustration that this Senate under [Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConnell can't even vote on a COVID relief package" but is taking up the Barrett nomination, Buttigieg added, saying that while the nomination was constitutional, "the bottom line is the word I would use is 'wrong.'"

"My marriage might depend on what is about to happen right now with this justice," he added.

Biden leads Trump by 12 points nationally, president trails on pandemic trust, in new poll .
Biden's 12-point lead in Sunday's ABC News/Washington Post poll was the latest in a series of surveys to find the president down by double digits.The poll, conducted Oct. 6-9, has Biden up 53%-41% against Trump among registered voters and 54%-42% among likely voters.

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