Buttigieg off campaign trail until at least Wednesday after fatal shooting in South Bend, Indiana

The Hill:

South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg will be off the 2020 campaign trail at least through Wednesday after a police-involved shooting in his hometown over the weekend.

Early Sunday morning, South Bend police responded to a call that a suspicious person was going through cars at an apartment complex, The Associated Press reported. The suspect, Eric Jack Logan, 53, reportedly approached an officer with a knife, and the officer shot him. The incident is under investigation by the St. Joseph prosecutor’s office.

Following the shooting, Buttigieg’s presidential campaign canceled a two-day trip to California that was set for Tuesday and Wednesday and was expected to include fundraisers and a policy rollout.

The mayor was also supposed to attend an LGBTQ gala put on by the Democratic National Committee in New York on Monday, but Buttigieg’s husband, Chasten, will attend the event in his place.

During a Sunday night press conference, Buttigieg said it was important to him to communicate with his community after failing to do so earlier in his mayoral tenure.   read more

22 Comments on Buttigieg off campaign trail until at least Wednesday after fatal shooting in South Bend, Indiana

  1. There have been comments on Twitter the last several days from several people talking about elected officials having to serve out their terms or resign before they can run a campaign for another office. The taxpayers have to pay their salary to NOT do their job while they are working at getting another one. I’m thinking that should be a good discussion.

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  2. @Claudia June 17, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    > taxpayers have to pay their salary to NOT do their job while they are working at getting another one

    Rope is cheap. Not as cheap (nor easy) as other things. But still cheap.

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  3. “but Buttigieg’s husband, Chasten, will attend the event in his place.” So if elected (ha ha ha ha ha ….), we’ll have our first “woman” President then?

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  4. Uh, girly boy is trying to come off as a leader but does not know how to prioritize or delegate?

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  5. Claudia, that’s the gig our candidate (bow down to the Soviet State) Gov. Jay “Dim Bulb” Inslee is on: make the taxpayers pay for much of his campaign.

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  6. So he’s going to cancel being on his knees in California to be on his knees in this district to grovel for a few days?

    Why am I starting to like the idea of Muslims gaining power in the Democrat party? Then where will the gays go?

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  7. Claudia, seems like Ted Cruz lost a lot of political good will by doing just that thing.
    I believe the only reason he’s still in office is the schmuck who ran against him.

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  8. If there’s one person who knows how to cleanup a shithole, it’s Mayor Smarmy McFuckface. He’s the right man for the (rim)job.

    Never count him out though because coming up from behind victories are his specialty.

    It’s not like he’d be the first president to prance around in a powdered wig and panty hose. Just the first in garter belts and a push up bra.

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