Moderators put Mayor Buttigieg on the spot over the fatal police shooting in his city involving a white officer — with his body camera turned off — killing a black male.— POLITICO (@politico) June 28, 2019
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BUTTIGIEG: I have to respond to that. We have taken so many steps toward police accountability that the FOP denounced me for too much accountability, and I accept responsibility for that because I’m in charge.SWALWELL: If the camera wasn’t on and that was the policy, you should fire the chief.BUTTIGIEG: So under Indiana law, this will be investigated, and there will be accountability for the officer involved.SWALWELL: But you are the mayor. You should fire the chief — if that’s the policy and someone died.
GILLIBRAND: I want to address Vice President Biden directly. When the Senate was debating middle-class affordability for child care, he wrote an op-ed. He voted against it, the only vote, but what he wrote in an op-ed was that he believed that women working outside the home would, quote, “create the deterioration of family.” He also said that women who were working outside the home were, quote, “avoiding responsibility.”And I just need to understand as a woman who’s worked my entire career as the primary wage earner, as the primary caregiver, in fact, the second — my second son, Henry, is here, and I had him when I was a member of Congress. So under Vice President Biden’s analysis, am I serving in Congress resulting in the deterioration of the family, because I had access to quality affordable day care? I just want to know what he meant when he said that.BIDEN: That was a long time ago, and here’s what it was about. It would have given people making today $100,000 a year a tax break for childcare. I did not want that. I wanted the childcare to go to people making less than $100,000. And that’s what it was about. As a single father who in fact raised three children for five years by myself, I have some idea what it cost. I support making sure that every single solitary person needing childcare get an $8,000 tax credit now. That would put 700,000 women back to work, increase the GDP by almost 8/10 of 1 percent. It's the right thing to do if we can give tax breaks to corporations for these things, why can't we do it this way?GILLIBRAND: But Mr. Vice President, you didn't answer my question. What did you mean when you said when a woman works outside the home it's resulting in quote, the deterioration of family ...BIDEN: No, what I ...GILLIBRAND: And that we are voiding — these are quotes. It was the title of the op-ed and that just causes concern for me because we know America’s women are working. 4 out of 10 moms have to work. They’re the primary or sole wagers. They actually have to put food on the table. 8 out of 10 moms are working today. Most women have to work to provide for their kids. Many women want to be working to provide for their communities and to help people.DANA BASH: Thank you, Senator. Let the vice president respond now, thank you.GILLIBRAND: So either you don’t believe it today or what did you mean when you said it then?
And I’m going to now direct this at Vice President Biden, I do not believe you are a racist, and I agree with you when you commit yourself to the importance of finding common ground.But I also believe, and it’s personal — and I was actually very — it was hurtful to hear you talk about the reputations of two United States senators who built their reputations and career on the segregation of race in this country. And it was not only that, but you also worked with them to oppose busing.And, you know, there was a little girl in California who was part of the second class to integrate her public schools, and she was bused to school every day. And that little girl was me.