Buttigieg speaks at Democratic National Convention

NOW: Buttigieg speaks at Democratic National Convention

SOUTH BEND, Ind.--- Former South Bend mayor, Pete Buttigieg, gave a virtual speech at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday night. Buttigieg's speech centered around hope and how he believes former Vice President Joe Bide could bring America to a brighter future.

"It’s up to us," said Buttigieg, "Will America be a place where faith is about healing and non-exclusion?".

Buttigieg is considered part of the future of the Democratic Party after winning the Iowa Caucuses in March.

"On the day I was born, the idea of an out candidate seeking any federal office at all was laughable," said Buttigieg. "Yet, earlier this year I campaigned for the presidency, often with my husband, Chasten at my side, winning delegates to this very convention."

Buttigieg then pivoted to how he believes Biden is the best candidate to unite the country in the face of racial unrest and a global pandemic.

"Can we be a country that lives up to the truth that Black lives matter," asked Buttigieg. "Where we handle questions of science and medicine by turning to scientists and doctors?"

Following his speech Buttigieg participated in a virtual round table with other former 2020 Democratic candidates for president to discuss their personal interactions with Biden. 

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