Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, considered a possible frontrunner to take on President Donald Trump, proclaimed that “all lives matter” during a 2015 speech.
“We need to take both those things seriously, for the simple and profound reason that all lives matter,” the South Bend, Indiana, mayor said during his State of the City address.
While the phrase might not sound controversial to the average American who understands that indeed all lives matter, the sentiment is met with vicious pushback from the extreme left who feel like only the “black lives matter” slogan is acceptable.
In fact, the blowback has already started.
South Bend organizer Nate Levin-Aspenson blasted the Democrat for daring to say “all lives matter.”
That’s four years ago, but it was not that long ago. It was not a time when ‘all lives matter’ was a smart thing to say, or reflective of someone who is concerned about black people being killed by the police,” Levin-Aspenson said, according to CNBC.
You may recall that former Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Martin O’Malley already learned this lesson the hard way after they came under intense scrutiny from progressives for saying "all lives matter."
Prior to the "all lives matter" revelation, Buttigieg was polling in third place among Democrats in Iowa.
"Buttigieg began his campaign as and remains an underdog but has gained major traction in recent weeks. A recent poll put Buttigieg in third behind former Vice President Joe Biden and Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders among Democratic Iowa voters," the Daily Caller reported.
A spokesperson for Buttigieg told the Daily Caller that his remarks were “in the context of discussing racial reconciliation.”
“He believes black lives matter and that has been reflected in his actions as mayor of South Bend,” the spokesperson said.
We’ll see if Democratic voters, who have moved to the extreme far-left over the last decade, will agree.