“At times like this, it would be helpful if our country had a president”
No truer words were spoken by Mayor Pete yesterday to a group of supporters in Parkland, Florida. This is where he rolled out “An Action Plan to Combat the National Threat Posed by Hate and the Gun Lobby” in front of many of those who were affected by the Pulse nightclub and Parkland domestic terrorism acts.
Yesterday was a day that was meant to be a day full of unity for our country to heal after these mass shootings. Instead it , unsurprisingly, was turned into another day of hate and divisiveness in our country by our “leader”. While flying from Dayton to El Paso, after seeing the pain and destruction Trump jumped on Twitter to spread more hate to the places he just left and tear those cities and people down.
In comes Mayor Pete. Is he young? Yes. Is that a bad thing. No. He is 37. He is in our generation of mass shootings, domestic terrorism, climate change, and will fight for not only us but himself. He is composed. He is thoughtful. We need someone who can make our country feel dignified again. We need credibility with our allies. We need to heal as a nation.
This is why I am working with his grassroots campaign team. Please invest in our future, in your child’s, grandchild’s future. I truly believe that is what Pete Buttigieg is. Our future.