Pete Buttigieg Holds Town Hall In Rock Hill Ahead Of South Carolina Primary

ROCK HILL, SC. — Democrat Pete Buttigieg made his final plea to 900 voters at a Town Hall in Rock Hill ahead of the South Carolina primary on Saturday.

“I believe the presidency has a purpose. The purpose of the presidency is not to glorify the president, it is to unify and empower the American people of the United States. That’s why I’m asking for your vote.”

The former South Bend, Indiana Mayor first addressing coronavirus on stage.  WCCB Charlotte’s Alexandra Elich asked him about it again during a one-one-one interview.

“I believe we need real leader ship to deal with issues like coronavirus. We need an administration that actually takes science seriously and listens the intelligence community in scientific community have to say.”

On jobs, Buttigieg says we need to look to the future to create good paying jobs.

“Well I come from the industrial community, the heart of the so-called rustbelt. But we know is that we are absolutely still the best at making things. But the future is going to be different from the past. We got to prepare for change in technology, we have to prepare for change in what’s needed in the workforce.”

Supporters who talked with WCCB say they like his vision for the future.

“He gives me hope for my two adult children and my six grand-kids,” says Fort Mill resident Karen Smith.