WATCH: Buttigieg Responds After Clyburn Says It’s ‘An Issue’ That He’s Gay


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South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg responded on Monday after House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) revealed a day earlier that he believes that some of his constituents are having trouble supporting a presidential candidate who is gay.

“You know, some of what we’re hearing in South Carolina reminds me of South Bend, a place where there are a lot of Democrats but a lot of socially conservative Democrats,” Buttigieg told CNN anchor John Berman. “At the end of the day, I think the reason why people in my community moved past that and reelected me and the reason we’re going to be able to earn votes in every part of the country is that elections are about this: they’re about voters asking the question ‘how will my life be different if you get elected president versus somebody else?’”

“I think we have the best answer to that question,” he continued. “If I can do my job and get that

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