Michael Patrick Leahy

Michael Patrick Leahy

Criticism of Absentee Mayor Pete Buttigieg Mounts

South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s bid for the 2020 Democrat presidential nomination hit rough waters again on Tuesday when The Washington Free Beacon reported that the city’s crime rate has spiked since 2012, the year Buttigieg became mayor.

Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks to supporters at the Iowa Democratic Party's Hall of Fame Dinner on June 9, 2019 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Nearly all of the 23 Democratic candidates running for president were campaigning in Iowa this weekend. President Donald Trump has …