Pete Buttigieg Urges Americans To Press Senators To Act | Morning Joe | MSNBC

Pete Buttigieg Urges Americans To Press Senators To Act | Morning Joe | MSNBC


ANGLE. WE NEED TO GET TO ALISA MENENDEZ WE NEED TO GET TO ALISA MENENDEZ ON THE 20,000 FOOT LOOK AT ALL ON THE 20,000 FOOT LOOK AT ALL OF THIS. OF THIS. AND JOINING US NOW THOUGH IS AND JOINING US NOW THOUGH IS DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE MAYOR PETE BUTTIGIEG CANDIDATE MAYOR PETE BUTTIGIEG OF SOUTH BEND, INDIANA. OF SOUTH BEND, INDIANA. MAYOR PETE, REALLY GOOD TO HAVE MAYOR PETE, REALLY GOOD TO HAVE YOU ON THE SHOW. YOU ON THE SHOW.>>GOOD TO BE BACK.>>GOOD TO BE BACK.>>CAN YOU DESCRIBE TO US WHAT>>CAN YOU DESCRIBE TO US WHAT YOU SEE HAPPENING, ESPECIALLY YOU SEE HAPPENING, ESPECIALLY WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP AND THE WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP AND THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AND THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AND THE INABILITY OF REPUBLICANS TO INABILITY OF REPUBLICANS TO STAND UP TO WHAT THEY SEE? STAND UP TO WHAT THEY SEE?>>YOU KNOW, I REMEMBER A TIME>>YOU KNOW, I REMEMBER A TIME WHEN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY WAS WHEN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY WAS ASSOCIATED WITH SECURITY. ASSOCIATED WITH SECURITY. WITH THE IDEA OF KEEPING US WITH THE IDEA OF KEEPING US SAFE. SAFE. IT’S VERY CLEAR WHAT WE HAVE IT’S VERY CLEAR WHAT WE HAVE RIGHT NOW IS AN INTERSECTION OF RIGHT NOW IS AN INTERSECTION OF TWO THINGS THAT MAKE US VERY TWO THINGS THAT MAKE US VERY UNSAFE. UNSAFE. THAT UNDERMINE OUR SECURITY. THAT UNDERMINE OUR SECURITY. ONE OF THEM IS THE LOOSE GUN ONE OF THEM IS THE LOOSE GUN SAFETY LAWS IN THIS COUNTRY. SAFETY LAWS IN THIS COUNTRY. THE OTHER ONE IS DOMESTIC THE OTHER ONE IS DOMESTIC TERRORISM, POWERED BY WHITE TERRORISM, POWERED BY WHITE NATIONALISM AND WHITE NATIONALISM AND WHITE SUPREMACIST IDEOLOGY. SUPREMACIST IDEOLOGY. AND THIS PRESIDENT IS INCAPABLE AND THIS PRESIDENT IS INCAPABLE AND THIS PARTY REFUSES TO DO AND THIS PARTY REFUSES TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT. ANYTHING ABOUT IT. YOU THINK ABOUT THE FACT THAT YOU THINK ABOUT THE FACT THAT THE HOUSE FINALLY ACTED IN A THE HOUSE FINALLY ACTED IN A MODEST WAY BUT AT LEAST THEY MODEST WAY BUT AT LEAST THEY ACTED TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT ACTED TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT BACKGROUND CHECKS. BACKGROUND CHECKS. OF AND SENATOR McCONNELL WON’T OF AND SENATOR McCONNELL WON’T EVEN ALLOW A VOTE TO HAPPEN. EVEN ALLOW A VOTE TO HAPPEN. IT CALLS FOR US TO ASK OKAY, IT CALLS FOR US TO ASK OKAY, WHAT WOULD IT TAKE TO REALLY WHAT WOULD IT TAKE TO REALLY HAVE IT BE DIFFERENT THIS TIME? HAVE IT BE DIFFERENT THIS TIME? WE ALWAYS SAY THIS TIME IS WE ALWAYS SAY THIS TIME IS DIFFERENT BUT HERE WE ARE. DIFFERENT BUT HERE WE ARE. ONE MORE TIME. ONE MORE TIME. YOU KNOW, AFTER 9/11 WE SAID YOU KNOW, AFTER 9/11 WE SAID THIS IS GOING TO CHANGE US. THIS IS GOING TO CHANGE US. WE ARE NEVER GOING TO BE THE WE ARE NEVER GOING TO BE THE SAME. SAME. WE’RE GOING TO UNITE, WE’RE WE’RE GOING TO UNITE, WE’RE GOING TO DO SOMETHING AND HOW GOING TO DO SOMETHING AND HOW EVER IMPERFECTLY OUR NATION CAME EVER IMPERFECTLY OUR NATION CAME TOGETHER AND TOOK A LOT OF STEPS TOGETHER AND TOOK A LOT OF STEPS TO KEEP US SAFE. TO KEEP US SAFE. ARE WE GOING TO DO THE SAME THIS ARE WE GOING TO DO THE SAME THIS TIME OR NOT? TIME OR NOT? A LOT OF IT DEPENDS ON THE A LOT OF IT DEPENDS ON THE SENATE. SENATE. CONGRESS IS IN RECESS RIGHT NOW. CONGRESS IS IN RECESS RIGHT NOW. GREAT TIME TO FIND SENATORS IN GREAT TIME TO FIND SENATORS IN THEIR HOME STATES AND WHAT I’M THEIR HOME STATES AND WHAT I’M URGING OUR SUPPORTERS TO DO ON URGING OUR SUPPORTERS TO DO ON MY CAMPAIGN IS REALLY THINK MY CAMPAIGN IS REALLY THINK ABOUT THIS WITH AN ACTION ABOUT THIS WITH AN ACTION MENTALITY. MENTALITY. WE PUT OUT A TEXT THROUGH OUR WE PUT OUT A TEXT THROUGH OUR ORGANIZING PROGRAM AND LAST ORGANIZING PROGRAM AND LAST NIGHT ABOUT 15,000 PEOPLE USED NIGHT ABOUT 15,000 PEOPLE USED THAT LINK IN ORDER TO HAVE A THAT LINK IN ORDER TO HAVE A CALL INTO THEIR SENATOR’S CALL INTO THEIR SENATOR’S OFFICES. OFFICES. AS SENATORS ARE GOING TO THEIR AS SENATORS ARE GOING TO THEIR HOME STATES AND COMMUNITIES HOME STATES AND COMMUNITIES ACROSS THIS COUNTRY, SOMEBODY ACROSS THIS COUNTRY, SOMEBODY NEEDS TO BE ASKING THEM WHETHER NEEDS TO BE ASKING THEM WHETHER THEY’RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO THEY’RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO ALLOW INACTION TO DOMINATE ALLOW INACTION TO DOMINATE WASHINGTON AND FAIL TO KEEP US WASHINGTON AND FAIL TO KEEP US SAFE. SAFE.>>MR. MAYOR, IT’S WILLIE GEIST,>>MR. MAYOR, IT’S WILLIE GEIST, GOOD TO HAVE YOU ON THIS GOOD TO HAVE YOU ON THIS MORNING. MORNING. THERE’S OBVIOUSLY AS THE COUNTRY THERE’S OBVIOUSLY AS THE COUNTRY IS BOMBARDED WITH THE HORRIFYING IS BOMBARDED WITH THE HORRIFYING IMAGES AND STORIES OUT OF EL IMAGES AND STORIES OUT OF EL PASO AND DAYTON ABOUT PARENTS, PASO AND DAYTON ABOUT PARENTS, PEOPLE SHIELDING THEIR NEWBORN PEOPLE SHIELDING THEIR NEWBORN BABIES IN WALMART, THERE’S BABIES IN WALMART, THERE’S EMOTION AROUND IT. EMOTION AROUND IT. THERE’S GOT TO BE COMMON SENSE THERE’S GOT TO BE COMMON SENSE GUN REFORM, BUT THAT’S NOT GUN REFORM, BUT THAT’S NOT SPECIFIC, THAT’S AN EMOTION. SPECIFIC, THAT’S AN EMOTION. LET’S TALK ABOUT YOUR PLAN. LET’S TALK ABOUT YOUR PLAN. IF YOU BECOME PRESIDENT, WHAT’S IF YOU BECOME PRESIDENT, WHAT’S REALISTIC FOR THE AMERICAN REALISTIC FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO EXPECT YOU DO CAN DO PEOPLE TO EXPECT YOU DO CAN DO ON THE QUESTION OF GUNS? ON THE QUESTION OF GUNS?>>WELL, FIRST OF ALL, WE KNOW>>WELL, FIRST OF ALL, WE KNOW THAT THERE ARE STEPS THAT THE THAT THERE ARE STEPS THAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE SUPPORT, THAT AMERICAN PEOPLE SUPPORT, THAT WOULD GET THROUGH CONGRESS IF WOULD GET THROUGH CONGRESS IF THEY ACTUALLY HAD THE COURAGE TO THEY ACTUALLY HAD THE COURAGE TO DO IT. DO IT. OBVIOUSLY, UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND OBVIOUSLY, UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS INCLUDING CLOSING THE CHECKS INCLUDING CLOSING THE SO-CALLED HATE LOOPHOLE. SO-CALLED HATE LOOPHOLE. RIGHT NOW, BEING CONVICTED OF A RIGHT NOW, BEING CONVICTED OF A HATE CRIME IN MOST PARTS OF THIS HATE CRIME IN MOST PARTS OF THIS COUNTRY IS NO OBSTACLE TO YOUR COUNTRY IS NO OBSTACLE TO YOUR BEING ABLE TO ACQUIRE A WEAPON. BEING ABLE TO ACQUIRE A WEAPON. WE KNOW WE WE HAVE TO HAVE WE KNOW WE WE HAVE TO HAVE STRONGER RED FLAG LAWS AND WE STRONGER RED FLAG LAWS AND WE NEED TO ACT IN ORDER TO DO AWAY NEED TO ACT IN ORDER TO DO AWAY WITH THE RESEARCH BAN. WITH THE RESEARCH BAN. THE FACT THAT THE CDC IS THE FACT THAT THE CDC IS PREVENTED BY LAW FROM EVEN PREVENTED BY LAW FROM EVEN RESEARCHING GUN VIOLENCE AS A RESEARCHING GUN VIOLENCE AS A PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE BEGS THE PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE BEGS THE QUESTION WHAT IS IT THAT THEY QUESTION WHAT IS IT THAT THEY DON’T WANT THE RESEARCHERS TO DON’T WANT THE RESEARCHERS TO FIND OUT? FIND OUT? AND THIS IS CLEARLY THE AND THIS IS CLEARLY THE INFLUENCE — NOT SO MUCH OF GUN INFLUENCE — NOT SO MUCH OF GUN OWNERS BUT OF THE EXECUTIVES OF OWNERS BUT OF THE EXECUTIVES OF GUN COMPANIES WHO ARE VIEWING GUN COMPANIES WHO ARE VIEWING THIS ENTIRE THING AS A MATTER OF THIS ENTIRE THING AS A MATTER OF MONEY. MONEY. SAME THING WITH ASSAULT WEAPONS. SAME THING WITH ASSAULT WEAPONS. LOOK, THE KIND OF WEAPONRY THAT LOOK, THE KIND OF WEAPONRY THAT I HANDLED WHEN I WAS DEPLOYED I HANDLED WHEN I WAS DEPLOYED OVERSEAS HAS NO BUSINESS IN OVERSEAS HAS NO BUSINESS IN AMERICAN NEIGHBORHOODS. AMERICAN NEIGHBORHOODS. THE FACT THAT THE DAYTON SHOOTER THE FACT THAT THE DAYTON SHOOTER WAS ABLE TO KILL THAT MANY WAS ABLE TO KILL THAT MANY PEOPLE IN ABOUT A MINUTE SHOWS PEOPLE IN ABOUT A MINUTE SHOWS YOU THAT IT REALLY DOES MATTER YOU THAT IT REALLY DOES MATTER WHAT KIND OF WEAPONRY IS IN WHAT KIND OF WEAPONRY IS IN PEOPLE’S HANDS. PEOPLE’S HANDS. THIS ISN’T JUST ABOUT THE GUN THIS ISN’T JUST ABOUT THE GUN SIDE. SIDE. WE HAVE A LOT MORE WORK TO DO WE HAVE A LOT MORE WORK TO DO WHEN IT COMES TO COUNTERING WHEN IT COMES TO COUNTERING VIOLENT EXTREMISM AT HOME. VIOLENT EXTREMISM AT HOME. I THINK FRANKLY THAT THIS WHITE I THINK FRANKLY THAT THIS WHITE HOUSE AND PARTY DOESN’T WANT TO HOUSE AND PARTY DOESN’T WANT TO ACT BECAUSE THEY’RE EMBARRASSED ACT BECAUSE THEY’RE EMBARRASSED ABOUT THEIR OWN RELATIONSHIP TO ABOUT THEIR OWN RELATIONSHIP TO THIS KIND OF EXTREMIST IDEOLOGY THIS KIND OF EXTREMIST IDEOLOGY AT HOME. AT HOME. BUT THAT’S NO EXCUSE FOR BUT THAT’S NO EXCUSE FOR ALLOWING IT TO FESTER AND IN ALLOWING IT TO FESTER AND IN MANY CASES ALLOWING IT TO KILL. MANY CASES ALLOWING IT TO KILL.>>SO MR. MAYOR, I’LL TAKE THE>>SO MR. MAYOR, I’LL TAKE THE OTHER SIDE OF IT AND LET YOU OTHER SIDE OF IT AND LET YOU RESPOND. RESPOND. EVEN UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS EVEN UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS WOULDN’T HAVE SWEPT UP EITHER OF WOULDN’T HAVE SWEPT UP EITHER OF THE TWO SHOOTERS IN DAYTON AND THE TWO SHOOTERS IN DAYTON AND EL PASO. EL PASO. PEOPLE SAY YOU CAN BAN ALL THE PEOPLE SAY YOU CAN BAN ALL THE GUNS IN THE WORLD AND THERE ARE GUNS IN THE WORLD AND THERE ARE STILL MORE GUNS THAN PEOPLE IN STILL MORE GUNS THAN PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES AND SOMEBODY THE UNITED STATES AND SOMEBODY WITH HATE IN HIS HEART AND WITH HATE IN HIS HEART AND SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO GET A SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO GET A WEAPON AND WANTS TO KILL PEOPLE WEAPON AND WANTS TO KILL PEOPLE WILL FIND ONE. WILL FIND ONE. WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THE WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THE DEFEATISM, THERE’S SOME THINGS DEFEATISM, THERE’S SOME THINGS WE CAN DO BUT IT’S NEVER ENOUGH. WE CAN DO BUT IT’S NEVER ENOUGH. HOW DO YOU RESPOND TO THAT? HOW DO YOU RESPOND TO THAT?>>FOR AS LONG AS I HAVE BEEN>>FOR AS LONG AS I HAVE BEEN ALIVE AMERICA HAS FALLEN INTO ALIVE AMERICA HAS FALLEN INTO THE HABIT OF ACCEPTING THE THE HABIT OF ACCEPTING THE UNACCEPTABLE. UNACCEPTABLE. WE DO IT ON HEALTH CARE, WE DO IT ON HEALTH CARE, ACCEPTING WE’RE ON THE ONLY ACCEPTING WE’RE ON THE ONLY COUNTRY IN THE DEVELOPED WORLD COUNTRY IN THE DEVELOPED WORLD WE DON’T HAVE NATIONAL HEALTH WE DON’T HAVE NATIONAL HEALTH CARE AND LIVING WITH THE FACT CARE AND LIVING WITH THE FACT BECAUSE IT’S BEEN THIS WAY FOR BECAUSE IT’S BEEN THIS WAY FOR QUITE A WHILE THAT WE’RE GOING QUITE A WHILE THAT WE’RE GOING TO HAVE CRUMBLING ROADS. TO HAVE CRUMBLING ROADS. WE ACCEPT IT ON GUNS AS THOUGH WE ACCEPT IT ON GUNS AS THOUGH THERE’S NOTHING TO BE DONE. THERE’S NOTHING TO BE DONE. WE ARE THE ONLY COUNTRY WHERE WE ARE THE ONLY COUNTRY WHERE THIS HAPPENS ALL THE TIME IN THE THIS HAPPENS ALL THE TIME IN THE WAY THAT IT DOES. WAY THAT IT DOES. ALSO THERE’S NOTHING THAT CAN BE ALSO THERE’S NOTHING THAT CAN BE DONE. DONE. OF COURSE BAD THINGS WILL STILL OF COURSE BAD THINGS WILL STILL HAPPEN BUT IF THAT WERE REALLY HAPPEN BUT IF THAT WERE REALLY AN ARGUMENT AGAINST GUN LAWS IT AN ARGUMENT AGAINST GUN LAWS IT WOULD BE AN ARGUMENT AGAINST ALL WOULD BE AN ARGUMENT AGAINST ALL LAWS. LAWS. LOOK, NOT EVERY SINGLE INCIDENT LOOK, NOT EVERY SINGLE INCIDENT CAN BE PREVENTED. CAN BE PREVENTED. THAT DOESN’T MEAN YOU DON’T THAT DOESN’T MEAN YOU DON’T BOTHER. BOTHER. AFTER 9/11 WE DIDN’T SAY, YOU AFTER 9/11 WE DIDN’T SAY, YOU KNOW, EVEN IF WE PUT TOGETHER KNOW, EVEN IF WE PUT TOGETHER THE — THE BEST COUNTERTERRORISM THE — THE BEST COUNTERTERRORISM PROGRAM SOME HIGHLY MOTIVATED PROGRAM SOME HIGHLY MOTIVATED TERRORISTS ARE STILL GOING TO TERRORISTS ARE STILL GOING TO GET THROUGH, SO YOU KNOW, WE GET THROUGH, SO YOU KNOW, WE SHOULDN’T BOTHER. SHOULDN’T BOTHER. LET’S JUST NOT BOTHER TO DO LET’S JUST NOT BOTHER TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT TERRORISM. ANYTHING ABOUT TERRORISM. A HIGHLY MOTIVATED TERRORIST IS A HIGHLY MOTIVATED TERRORIST IS STILL GOING TO GET THEIR HANDS STILL GOING TO GET THEIR HANDS ON — NO, YOU TAKE ACTION. ON — NO, YOU TAKE ACTION. IF THE ACTION MOVES THE NUMBER IF THE ACTION MOVES THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO WILL BE VULNERABLE OF PEOPLE WHO WILL BE VULNERABLE TO LOSING THEIR LIVES DOWN TO TO LOSING THEIR LIVES DOWN TO SOMETHING HIGHER THAN ZERO, BUT SOMETHING HIGHER THAN ZERO, BUT LESS THAN IT IS TODAY, THEN LESS THAN IT IS TODAY, THEN YOU’LL BE GLAD THAT YOU TOOK YOU’LL BE GLAD THAT YOU TOOK THAT ACTION. THAT ACTION.>>OF COURSE AFTER 9/11, DICK>>OF COURSE AFTER 9/11, DICK CHENEY AND GEORGE W. BUSH AND CHENEY AND GEORGE W. BUSH AND THE BUSH WHITE HOUSE ADOPTED THE THE BUSH WHITE HOUSE ADOPTED THE 1% SOLUTION. 1% SOLUTION. IF THERE WAS A 1% CHANCE THAT IF THERE WAS A 1% CHANCE THAT SOMETHING COULD LEAD TO MORE SOMETHING COULD LEAD TO MORE BLOODSHED FROM ISLAMIC TERRORISM BLOODSHED FROM ISLAMIC TERRORISM THEN THEY WERE GOING TO DO THEN THEY WERE GOING TO DO EVERYTHING THEY COULD TO STOP EVERYTHING THEY COULD TO STOP IT. IT. OF COURSE, REPUBLICANS NOW OF COURSE, REPUBLICANS NOW APPEAR TO BE IN THE OPPOSITE APPEAR TO BE IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION. DIRECTION. THERE HAS TO BE A 99% CHANCE, THERE HAS TO BE A 99% CHANCE, EVEN 100% IS NOT ENOUGH TO MAKE EVEN 100% IS NOT ENOUGH TO MAKE THEM MOVE. THEM MOVE. LET ME ASK YOU THIS, MAYOR PETE. LET ME ASK YOU THIS, MAYOR PETE. THERE AREN’T RIGHT — IT’S THERE AREN’T RIGHT — IT’S SHOCKING TO ME, BUT THERE ARE SHOCKING TO ME, BUT THERE ARE NOT ANY FEDERAL LAWS ON THE BOOK NOT ANY FEDERAL LAWS ON THE BOOK TO ACTUALLY PROSECUTE PEOPLE FOR TO ACTUALLY PROSECUTE PEOPLE FOR DOMESTIC TERRORISM. DOMESTIC TERRORISM. IF YOU’RE PRESIDENT OF THE IF YOU’RE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, WHAT DOES THAT UNITED STATES, WHAT DOES THAT LAW — THAT DOMESTIC TERRORISM LAW — THAT DOMESTIC TERRORISM LAW LOOK LIKE? LAW LOOK LIKE?>>YES, THAT HAS TO CHANGE.>>YES, THAT HAS TO CHANGE. WE HAVE TO BE EMPOWERED TO ACT WE HAVE TO BE EMPOWERED TO ACT ON DOMESTIC TERRORISM BECAUSE ON DOMESTIC TERRORISM BECAUSE IT’S BECOMING THE BULK OF THE IT’S BECOMING THE BULK OF THE THREAT. THREAT. CONSIDER THIS. CONSIDER THIS. OVER 70% OF ARRESTS RELATED TO OVER 70% OF ARRESTS RELATED TO INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM HAPPENED INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM HAPPENED BEFORE AN ATTACK TAKES PLACE. BEFORE AN ATTACK TAKES PLACE. THE REVERSE IS TRUE WHEN IT THE REVERSE IS TRUE WHEN IT COMES TO DOMESTIC TERRORISM, COMES TO DOMESTIC TERRORISM, OVER 70% HAPPEN UNFORTUNATELY OVER 70% HAPPEN UNFORTUNATELY AFTER THERE’S BEEN AN ATTACK OR AFTER THERE’S BEEN AN ATTACK OR AFTER THERE’S BEEN AN ACT OF AFTER THERE’S BEEN AN ACT OF VIOLENCE. VIOLENCE. WE NEED THE MEANS AND IT WON’T WE NEED THE MEANS AND IT WON’T BE EASY TO SET THIS UP BECAUSE BE EASY TO SET THIS UP BECAUSE AS WE DO IT, WE OF COURSE HAVE AS WE DO IT, WE OF COURSE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE PROTECTING OUR LIBERTIES. PROTECTING OUR LIBERTIES. WE LEARNED A LOT OF THINGS THE WE LEARNED A LOT OF THINGS THE HARD WAY DURING THE RESPONSE HARD WAY DURING THE RESPONSE AFTER 9/11. AFTER 9/11. THIS IS OFTEN A SURGERY THAT YOU THIS IS OFTEN A SURGERY THAT YOU HAVE TO UNDERTAKE WITH THE HAVE TO UNDERTAKE WITH THE SCALPEL. SCALPEL. BUT LOOK, THE BOTTOM LINE IS WE BUT LOOK, THE BOTTOM LINE IS WE HAVE WOEFULLY INADEQUATE HAVE WOEFULLY INADEQUATE RESOURCES FOR COMBATING VIOLENT RESOURCES FOR COMBATING VIOLENT EXTREMISM AT HOME. EXTREMISM AT HOME. SO MUCH GOOD WORK HAS BEEN DONE SO MUCH GOOD WORK HAS BEEN DONE ON COUNTERRADICALIZATION, TRYING ON COUNTERRADICALIZATION, TRYING TO REVERSE THE RADICALIZATION TO REVERSE THE RADICALIZATION THAT’S HAPPENING OVERSEAS FOR THAT’S HAPPENING OVERSEAS FOR EXAMPLE IN SOME CORNERS OF THE EXAMPLE IN SOME CORNERS OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD AND YET RIGHT HERE ISLAMIC WORLD AND YET RIGHT HERE AT HOME THEY HAVE ACTUALLY CUT AT HOME THEY HAVE ACTUALLY CUT THE FUNDING FOR A PROGRAM IN THE THE FUNDING FOR A PROGRAM IN THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY THAT ADDRESSES JUST THESE THAT ADDRESSES JUST THESE ISSUES. ISSUES. WHEN IT DOES COME TO THE WHEN IT DOES COME TO THE INTERNATIONAL LINKS AND INTERNATIONAL LINKS AND UNFORTUNATELY YOU KNOW WHITE UNFORTUNATELY YOU KNOW WHITE NATIONALISM IS A GLOBAL NATIONALISM IS A GLOBAL PHENOMENON TOO. PHENOMENON TOO. WE NEED THE NATIONAL CENTER TO WE NEED THE NATIONAL CENTER TO AT LEAST BE EMPOWERED TO INVEST AT LEAST BE EMPOWERED TO INVEST GATE THE INTERNATIONAL GATE THE INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIONS. CONNECTIONS. I’M PROPOSING THAT WE INVEST A I’M PROPOSING THAT WE INVEST A BILLION DOLLARS IN COUNTERING BILLION DOLLARS IN COUNTERING VIOLENT RADICALISM AND EXTREMISM VIOLENT RADICALISM AND EXTREMISM AT HOME AND EMPOWER THE AT HOME AND EMPOWER THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY TO ACT ON THESE THREATS. TO ACT ON THESE THREATS. AND COME UP WITH A LEGAL AND COME UP WITH A LEGAL FRAMEWORK THAT GETS AHEAD OF FRAMEWORK THAT GETS AHEAD OF THESE KINDS OF HATE CRIMES AND THESE KINDS OF HATE CRIMES AND THESE KINDS OF HOME GROWN TERROR THESE KINDS OF HOME GROWN TERROR NETWORKS. NETWORKS.>>ALL RIGHT.>>ALL RIGHT. MAYOR PETE, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

100 thoughts on “Pete Buttigieg Urges Americans To Press Senators To Act | Morning Joe | MSNBC

  1. In such a sad time for the so many, you are the candle in a country that would rather curse the darkness. Good luck Mayor Pete.

  2. Two national tragedies? It's a great opportunity to put Pete Budegig on television for a ten minute free campaign ad. Put Beto and Kamala on so we can hear them talk too. Why waste a tragedy?

  3. anyone remember the movie fail safe with Henry Fonda? I can see Pete Buttigieg in that situation calm and making the hard decisions.

  4. Shootings (who were all democrats) were for political reasons only not race or color, Radical left deep state attacks to sway support to DNC..Dont believe media!!!

  5. Pete isn't old enough to remember a time when Republicans were trying to keep us safe. They have not been about keeping anyone safe during Pete's lifetime. They were always about dogwhistle racism and white supremacy, just without Trump, which is not really a difference, but an extension of Republican inhumanity. They discovered guns as an issue to scare white people, and the regular public gun slaughter of children began in America.

  6. There have been 248 mass shootings (where 3 or more people were shot) in the US so far this year. There have been 5 since the Dayton and El Paso shootings where a total of 27 people were shot and 2 of them died. In 2017 there were 323 mass shootings. In Canada there have been 55 mass killings (not all with guns). 10 of those occured between 1689 and 1885. Nine of which were wars and fights over territories. To say the US has a gun control problem is a major understatement…

  7. This is going towards a battle of opinion of how to achieve safety, some people will "feel" safer with a sword, and some will "feel" safer with a shield.

    Only problem with all that is we can't realistically walk around with shields, those shields are figurative, and based in public opinion.

    We are living in a world where the swords are real, and the shields are not, and not an option for those who are becoming targets.

  8. 4:13 "And I think frankly, that this White House and party are afraid to act, because they're embarrassed about their own relationship to this kind of extremist ideology at home."

    Everyone who supported or enabled Trump will live the rest of their lives with that as a scarlet letter.

  9. This issue has been way over thought and crimminally under acted upon. Until the american electorate starts to demand that thier representives do thier bidding or remove them to be replaced by representitives that will , cause nothings going to change until they change it.

  10. Buttigieg always blathers on without saying concrete solutions. I dont trust him. Ban assault guns….simple..say it…do it. He takes money from superpacs and millionaires. That says something. He's smart but there's something amiss. I DO NOT TRUST HIM tho I can't really put my finger on what it is exactly. Same old bs like many of the old politicians. Except Bernie.

  11. Donald Trump, the GOP and the FOX Propaganda Outpost are literally white nationalist terrorists and domestic threats and you want to negotiate with them? Despicable. They should be in gitmo!

  12. Mayor Pete is our best choice as president. Reasonable, intelligent and speaks with integrity. I'm so tired of the current lying imbecile in the white house right now.

  13. Mayor Pete Has all the right qualities to be a great respectful president for 95% of American and respectful world leader.

  14. Simply put…. Americans have no backbones, they are coward and lie behind lame excuses. They lack the passion that makes things done. They can only do talk talk and talk but no real action. In the past two years, how many domestic killings have happened? But All everyone did: speeches, talks, marches and then dispersed. Kuddos to America!👏

    Perhaps someone said it right: "A nation deserves the government they have."

  15. There's so much loss and heartache all around us. Here's a way to turn your concern into action: Watch the Cuddle & Kind video – @t – and then, purchase a doll or several dolls. Each purchase equals ten meals donated to needy children. Finally, I suggest you play it forward even more. Donate your doll purchases to homeless children through Project Night Night – @t

  16. There's so much loss and heartache all around us. Here's a way to turn your concern into action: Watch the Cuddle & Kind video – @t – and then, purchase a doll or several dolls. Each purchase equals ten meals donated to needy children. Finally, I suggest you play it forward even more. Donate your doll purchases to homeless children through Project Night Night – @t

  17. After one mass shooting, Australia had a huge gun buyback program and severely restricted access to guns. They have not had a single mass shooting since. After one mass shooting, New Zealand took 3 days to change laws. The 2nd Amendment is dangerously misinterpreted. As Trevor Noah says, when something causes death, at least you try your best to stop the danger!

  18. The United(?!) States: The wealthiest 3rd world country in the world. Pete Buttigieg for President, and I don't care what years.

  19. The hosts barely had to say a thing. I normally don't get excited about politicians, but Pete seems different. He acts real. And he's obviously brilliant and knowledgeable. And he's not orange.

  20. Mayor Pete is helping me feel safe at this time. There's so much chaos, but having Pete around calms me. He really is the president we need at such a woeful time as this.

  21. I love Mayor Pete! He's articulate and has experience from being in the armed forces and being a mayo.He speaks with knowledge and with common sense. If he doesn't get nomination for President he would make an awesome Vice President!!!

  22. Pete Buttigieg will be a million times better president than hateful, racist and sorry excuse of a human being Trump. Heck, a fly will be a better president than Trump. Let's make sure to vote out Trump, Moscow Mitch and all their supporters and enablers in congress and senate in 2020 and beyond. Let's put America together again!

  23. President Buttigieg has a nice ring to it! Pete is a phenomenal communicator. The values he demonstrates inspires me to bring out the best of me. “For as long as i’ve been alive America has fallen into this habit of accepting the unacceptable.” He puts forward sound and practical policies along with bold structural reform. He’s got my support.

  24. Senators are not going to act during recess. Nothing is going to move them unless Trump orders them to. That much is given. Trump knows he's got Moscow Mitch in his back pocket.

    GOP and NRA are going to stick with their usual playbook that's worked for them. This time, the NRA has white supremacists and sovereign citizens doing all heavy lifting on social media.

  25. I never get bored listening to Pete being in the spotlight. Even when he gets really technical, you come away with understanding everything he said.

  26. Mayor Pete is unbelievably stupid . GOD Help US from Buttigieg ever getting elected to anything more important than Dog Catcher which btw, is his present commission in South Bend . He can't even solve RACIAL issues in that small town .

  27. If is all about money. McConnell is all about money. McConnell knows what the people want, but he makes money by not letting the Senate vote.

  28. A domestic terrorism law isn't going to help anything.  Think about it, people whom resort to killing, are basically angry persons with a mental disorder that has festered. No one can argue they are mentally well.  Usually people reflect back on things they've done,  while no one got them treatment.. a healing process,  Not drugs with major psycho side effects.  If you look at statistics as a whole,  most killers were diagnosed with a mental disorder, on heavy drugs ( worse than street drugs) and basically became insane.  With that in mind none of these persons care about an additional law, this will serve as no deterrence.  When they get to this point, they are out of hope, hate themselves and just  want to be dead, so they take others with them as a way to lash out or back at society. And often hope they will be killed by officers, since they usually have plans to turn their own gun on themselves. And the president doesn't lead by instilling hope to people only hate, so it escalates their anger and confusion. So I think stricter gun laws are definitely  needed to keep persons from easily acquiring them on a moments notice,  from there we need to be investing in real healing treatment centers, free to anyone, not doctors whom just band aid the problem with high profit drugs.  It's another profit scam in our health industry. I think hunting guns should be at a manned  lock box station and not brought into homes.  They don't need to adore them as art, someone can get access to them. I can not believe we do not have a candidate (other than Marianne Williamson)whom gets it and is focused on this issue wrapped within the their health care reform.  The candidate who starts talking about healing mentally unstable persons with compassionate counseling could explode their campaign.  There are an abundance of hopeless feeling persons and anyone whom doesn't have a strong support system can be in the next news cycle.

  29. Peak the mayor listen to President of the United States job is to protect I’ll box them the way Democrats do it is to protect black Americans drowned Americans Asian Americans white Americans all Americans what’s wrong with that where is the racism in the president wanting to protect his nation must be stupid could you explain to me how her years race

  30. It’s not clear what you have right now you have nothing but the ability to slander criticize the President of the United States you are teaching the country to be disrespectful hateful resentful towards the leader of the country so go back to your little town and solve your problems there first I can’t imagine you facing Iranian leaders NorthKorean leaders you guys want to war somewhere when you bring it into the country

  31. * * * Must See A Typical Advocate Against Gun Control / NRA = The (Neanderthal Repungnantce Association)
    https://youtu.be/-lDb0Dn8OXE

  32. I'm sorry but Pete doesn't get my vote. He doesn't sound so intelligent to me…more like a person in love with his own voice. Just consider, for a moment, the sheer arrogance of this inexperienced twerp trying to put himself into the presidency! Yes, he speaks well enough but says nothing new and compared to Trump…well just about anyone is better than that disaster. But Pete has a little Cult of Personality going with his fans, which I'm not getting sucked into. We can do much, much better than him.

  33. What a country needs more than a war Hero and well speaking humanbeing Pete Buttigieg . Get the orange man out of Office .

  34. I don't know ( really) why the politicians are not for the people but just for themselves, why can't they speak and accept truth above what politically suits them to get money and reelected?

  35. People voted Republicans in and now they are reaping the consequences. It's people literally shooting themselves in the foot but in this case a shot in the head with an assault rifle. Thanks American voters, you've done it once again.

  36. Would be great if Trump signed some gun legislation wouldn’t it? The Dems literally have nothing to run on- Trump wins every issue

  37. Yes , everyone recognizes Islamic terrorism but this THIS was domestic terrorism , white people, caucasian people, WHITE, WHITE, don’t forget that. Domestic terrorism , that is terrorism. Otherwise everyone is sick, even international terrorists, so stop excuses and call them like it is.

  38. Mayor Pete would make a good running mate for/with Elizabeth Warren. I would vote for that team.
    Or Bernie and Kamala.
    OR Tom & Jerry.
    Anybody but Grump and Penny.

  39. It's all motivated by money. It doesn't matter if it's the right thing to do. The rich and powerful are in their fancy garded fenced neighbourhoods with cameras and armed guards. They go to fancy schools where this doesn't happen. It doesn't affect them so why bother losing money

  40. Why look…it's mayor Petey and the Morning Schmo Show with Meeeeka and Oversized-headed Joe…and their guest, "The Rodent". So, among many of Petey's ideas we have a $15 min. wage….and he's smiting the Christian Repubs. "hip and thigh" over not supporting this. Well, Petey may be educated in backdoor matters but he's no economic wiz! Check out NYC – Queens Chamber of Commerce has seen an increase in small business closures since the $15 min. wage was implemented – they're cutting staff, cutting their hours, and in many cases shutting down. According to one restaurant owner, "What it really forces you to do is make sure that nobody works more than 40 hours"! But ole Petey doesn't pay attention to such things…as long as he's earning a salary on the public dole as mayor why should he worry? What morons elected this child/fraud?
    EVERYTHING THE LEFT PUTS ITS LOUSY HANDS ON TURNS TO FECAL MATTER!

  41. The failure of the democrats in their own districts is appalling! More people shot in their districts than in all the shootings! Ignorance in reporting by all news networks! It doesn't take courage, it takes brains! Being big murders in democrats districts, mean their ideology's is a killer! Especially blacks,! 8 years of Obama, he did nothing about Russia, killings in democratic districts he a banded his people and the McCarty news said nothing! Nothing! They to are responsible for the killings !

  42. Mayor Pete, I would love to help. However, my senators are Scott and Rubio. They have form letters for people like me.

  43. Americans we are in a crisis to where the policies come second we need people in office with guts like mayor Pete and Beto.

  44. Pete has more balls than Trump can only dream of. I really like this guy more and more, every time I hear him speak. So far he is for sure top of my list. We will see.

  45. Mayor Pete is the voice of reason and normalcy in a presidential election. I still have my money on the Dream team, but I am looking forward to seeing how Mayor Pete does.

  46. Don't be fooled by the calming rhetoric or appearance. Follow the money if you want to know for whom the mind speaks. Doesn't surprise me that Mayor Pete is clearly in the lead with billionaire donors. Do you suppose they may expect Pete to protect their interests?

  47. 4.58 Pete challenging the the victim culture of 'what we accept.' Immensely insightful and clearly calling out in-action.

  48. The more I listen to all the Democrat candidates, the more I am excited about having a Biden-Buttigieg ticket to vote for. Go Joe and Mayor Pete!

  49. If Trump is not removed a civil war will most happen!!!
    Remember trump talks in codes ….he behave like a snake, first started insulting Mexicans, then insulted humble and poor people from Central America and once he got all the brainwashed racists DEPLORABLES support he went all the way to insult women, people of color and all Hispanics….this land BELONGS TO THE NATIVE AMERICAN…. if you are not happy with the mix of human colors go back to your WHITE ancestors country … one way airplane ticket will do it. Perhaps Trump will do it too …drain the swamp come on Make America Normal Again….
    ELIZABETH WARREN 2020
    🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  50. Why can this person speak more thoughtfully than the president, why can every Democratic presidential candidate speak with more clarity, than the president

  51. Glad both CNN and MSNBC each fulfilled their quotas of interviewing Harris & Mayor Pete at least once every 24 hrs, even though neither were anywhere near the news

  52. *********** PEOPLE AREN'T LISTENING TO YOU. MSNBC SEEMS MORE AND MORE DESPERATE EVERY DAY…………. YOU AREN'T REAL JOURNALISTS AND YOU HAVE NO CREDIBILITY. ************

  53. Exactly; we don't need to be legislating away our rights due to fear of mass-shooters and gun-owners, but be treating these "mass-shootings" as TERRORISM.
    Drops the mic

  54. Buttigieg keeps a bit vague on purpose, but I'm convinced he's got the right ideas. And he's not making promises he can't keep.

  55. So the comment about cars killing more people than guns….how about a test on gun safety, videos on the dangers of walking and shooting (texting and driving), shooting test with a teacher, yearly licenses and tags, plus mandatory insurance in case of an accident or theft. Sounds reasonable to me.

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