Tuesday’s 4th debate set lib against lib.
The candidates piled on front runners Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, and Joe Biden, while Bernie Sanders – who was still recovering from a heart attack – watched with glee.
Through out the whole thing there were many fiery encounters, but no one can deny the biggest brawl of the night: Furry Beto vs Mayor Pete in the ultimate battle of the beta male.
The fight started over gun policy when Buttigieg suggested O’Rourke’s joint “Hell yeah, we’re taking your guns”-buy back proposal was less than practical.
“You just made it clear that you don’t know how this is actually going to take weapons off the street,” Mayor Pete said. “If you can develop the plan further, I think we can have a debate about it. But we can’t wait. People are dying in the streets right now.”
Beto was OUTRAGED.
The former TX Senate candidate, who lost to Ted Cruz in 2018, responded that mass shootings are the biggest crisis in the country and Democrats are not doing enough to pass extreme gun control measures.
“Let’s decide what we are going to believe in, what we are going to achieve, and then let’s bring this country together in order to do that.” He then claimed that Democrats should have the courage to act regardless of what “the polls and the consultants and the focus groups” have to say, because gun control IS NOT ABOUT WINNING IN POLLS, it’s about A MORAL VICTORY. This makes sense for Beto, because he does not know anything about actual victory.
Buttigieg did not like this at all. He responded “The problem isn’t the polls, the problem is the policy. And I don’t need lessons from you on courage — political or personal.”
Beto took the time to follow up to Mayor Pete’s sweet burn in a post-debate interview with MSNBC where he said “I don’t question Pete’s courage… but I do question his political courage.”
No word on whether or not the two will make up before Beto O’Rourke’s sick af Halloweeen mixer.