Pastor Says Illegal Aliens are 'Reclaiming Stolen Land,' Buttigieg Nods in Agreement
2020 Democrat appears to agree with William Barber that America stole land from illegals
During a public event on Sunday, Pastor William Barber claimed that illegal aliens from Mexico were simply reclaiming "stolen land" from the United States while 2020 Democrat Mayor Pete Buttigieg nodded along, seemingly in agreement.
“We call people illegal aliens," Pastor Barber told the crowd at a Sunday service in Goldsboro, North Carolina.
"Why can’t we just own in America that some of the people that are trying to come from Mexico here are coming back to land we stole?” he asked.
“And the reason we took the land is because people wanted to keep their slaves?”
Buttigieg listened and nodded along without disputing Barber's radical claims about America stealing land, while some in the congregation applauded.
Barber went on to recount that former President Abraham Lincoln was against the Mexican American War that resulted in the United States ending up with more territory.
Barber then urged Democratic presidential candidate Buttigieg to give more speeches about the alleged “lies” in history that kept Americans divided.
The moment caught the attention of Steve Guest - the Republican National Committee’s Rapid Response Director - who shared the video on Twitter.
Pete Buttigieg with a valiant effort to take the lead in the “woke olympics.”— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) December 1, 2019
Buttigieg nods along in agreement with the claim that illegal immigrants are reclaiming stolen land in US.pic.twitter.com/iLHsMIvyBw
“Let me ask you a couple quick rapid-fire [questions],” Barber states at the beginning of the conversation.
“Do you think we need to also stop allowing forces to demonize ‘people who are trying to get their immigration status’ and we start lifting up all the ways they benefit this country?”
“Yeah, I mean the uncomfortable reality is that undocumented folks are in many ways, like Social Security, subsidizing everybody else,” Buttigieg claimed.
“And we need to talk about that – and shouldn’t we have some conversation whenever people say, we call people ‘illegal aliens’ and all these things that are not human, are certainly not Christian,” Barber continued.
“Why can’t we just own in America that some of the people that are trying to come from Mexico here are coming back to land we stole, and the reason we took the land is because people wanted to keep their slaves?"
Pete Buttigieg nodded in agreement as Barber made his remarks.
“Buttigieg supports amnesty for ‘DREAM Act’-eligible illegal aliens and supports other pro-amnesty policies that would magnetize our border and incentivize Mexican cartels and trafficking rings to make their dangerous treks north,” The Daily Wire reported in September.
“He has been consistently critical of President Donald Trump’s attempts to secure our southern border amidst a hitherto unprecedented deluge of illegal aliens arriving en masse at our beleaguered southern border.
"He has encouraged illegal aliens to flock to his city of South Bend.”
Buttigieg has recently seen his stock rise in the Democratic primary race as Joe Biden continues to struggle and Elizabeth Warren has started to see her campaign decline over the last couple of weeks.
The media has tried to paint Buttigieg as a moderate Democrat, which could not be further from the truth.
- Buttigieg supports a single-payer health insurance system that would amount to a governmental takeover of health insurance and imposition of socialized medicine in America.
- Buttigieg is emphatically pro-abortion and has refused to identify a single legal restriction on abortion that he would support.
- Buttigieg supports “universal” background checks, thereby requiring a government intermediary for all private transfers of firearms. He is a member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a consortium of pro-gun control mayors. Buttigieg supports a national gun registry, which is a longstanding policy nemesis of Second Amendment supporters. He supports banning the undefinable sub-class of firearms referred to as so-called “assault weapons” — a line of thought that, if taken to its logical conclusion, could lead to the banning of all semi-automatic firearms in America.