Quick Take A video showing Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg departing the White House on a bike was misrepresented by conservative commentators online, with some claiming he “staged” the ride. There’s no evidence for that claim
President Joe Biden’s infrastructure proposal, called the American Jobs Plan, is projected to add 2.7 million jobs over 10 years, according to an analysis by Moody’s Analytics. Biden and members of his administration have cited the Moody
Did Pete Buttigieg stage a short bike ride for a photo op? No, that's not true: The claim was made without proof, based on a short video clip that did not document his whole trip. The transportation secretary biked both to and from a Cabi
The transportation secretary has been described as a “bike enthusiast.”
“Part of God’s love is experienced, according to my faith tradition, in the way that we support one another," Buttigieg said.
Those claims cannot both be true.
We would like to think most elected officials have better things to do with their time.
On October 15 2020, a meme quoting former South Bend, Indiana mayor and Democratic Party presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg began circulating, in which he purportedly said that he was shipped off to Afghanistan while United States President Donald
"These hypotheticals are usually set up in order to provoke a strong emotional [response]," the former South Bend, Indiana, mayor declared.
On October 12 2020, actor and social media heavy George Takei shared a purported screenshot of a response by Pete Buttigieg to Fox News anchor Chris Wallace on the subject of third-trimester or “late-term” abortions: Takei’
Amid the fallout of Amy Cooper’s firing for her racist harassment of Christian Cooper in May 2020, some social media users began trying to parse her political leanings as an evidence-free opinion piece in a British publication added fuel to the
Pete Buttigieg, who rose from being a small-town Midwestern mayor to a barrier-breaking, top-tier candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, is ending his campaign.
During the February 25 2020 Democratic debate, Pete Buttigieg said that the United States “can’t afford a scenario where it comes down to Donald Trump with his nostalgia for the social order of the 1950’s and Bernie Sanders with his nost
The former mayor of South Bend, Ind., has cherry-picked his record on minority poverty and arrests, overstated his consistency on health policy and used a questionable rationale to attack a rival.
Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh drew bipartisan criticism for saying the country won’t elect Pete Buttigieg president because he’s been “kissing his husband” on stage after debates.
Quick Take A fabricated newspaper clipping is circulating online claiming a teenage Pete Buttigieg was arrested in the late 1990s for killing dogs. The Twitter user who created the bogus story — and the newspaper that allegedly published it ̵
Do the policies of Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg support lenient sentences for drug traffickers that would lead to them avoiding serving time for their crimes? No, that's not true: Buttigieg has said he wants to decriminalize
A billionaire with dual U.S. and U.K. citizenship gave $5,200 to Buttigieg's campaign, among other donations.
Does a photo show Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg posing in a leather bodysuit with two other men? No, that's not true: The picture has been doctored using photo-editing tools. The real person has been swapped out with the hea
As the 2020 Democratic presidential primaries began to heat up, so did the scrutiny on candidates and their connections.
Iowa awards 41 national delegates in its caucuses. As it stands, Buttigieg has 13 and Sanders has 12. Trailing behind are Elizabeth Warren with eight, Joe Biden with six and Amy Klobuchar with one.
Was a young Pete Buttigieg arrested for dog slayings in 1998? No, that's not true: That is a rumor being circulated over the Internet after someone created a fake newspaper account about the alleged incident involving the former mayor of South
Let's hope the next presidential campaign cycle leaves our canine companions out of it entirely.
A progressive activist group highlighted an editing trick used in a video promoting Democratic Party presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg’s campaign on Twitter in early February 2020. The Center for Popular Democracy’s tweet, which has b
Did the Democratic National Committee get caught flipping votes from U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders to former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg during the 2020 Iowa caucus? No, that does not appear to be true: The reporting out of Iowa sugge
On February 4 2020, Twitter user Ariän El-Tahry tweeted a claim that Shadow, Inc., the company that built an app used to tally votes in the chaotic Iowa caucus the day before, had received donations from groups associated with only two candidate
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg blamed tax cuts backed by President Donald Trump for creating the nation’s debt problem. But while the Congressional Budget Office says those tax cuts are worsening the nation’s debt, spirali
The Truth-o-Meter says: True | Buttigieg on point that majority of Republicans support background checks Pete Buttigieg is running in the Democratic primary for president, but he said a lot of "future former Republicans" are coming to hea
DES MOINES, Iowa — Former Mayor Pete Buttigieg said he’s not too young to be the president and actually is the Democrat best positioned to reach out to a broad swath of Americans. "I don’t think you have to be Democrat to see wha
Editor’s note: PolitiFact is analyzing the Democratic presidential candidates’ stump speeches. Following our summary of the speech’s main themes, we present fact-checks of specific talking points. Read other stump speech analyzers for
The long-festering feud between Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg erupted in a high-stakes debate that tested the strength of the Democratic Party's shrinking pool of presidential contenders just six weeks before primary voting begins.
The Truth-o-Meter says: True | It’s True. Before he was mayor, Pete Buttigieg ran statewide in Indiana – and got drubbed One of the testier back-and-forths at the Democratic presidential debate in Los Angeles centered around electability, focus
Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Elizabeth Warren dueled over campaign finance during the December Democratic presidential primary debate, presenting two contrasting visions for campaign fundraising. Warren attacked Buttigieg for a "wine cave" approac
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Pete Buttigieg wrongly claims South Bend’s black poverty rate fell more than half Pete Buttigieg sat down for an interview with the author of a viral essay that called him "a lying MF." The Root
Buttigieg is using Census Bureau estimates, but he picked the most flattering numbers instead of the most statistically reliable.
Pete Buttigieg is on the defense about his standing with black voters, claiming that despite attacks from rivals about his record, support from black voters in his Indiana hometown increased when he sought re-election as mayor. CNN’s Abby Phillip
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Pete Buttigieg falsely says Donald Trump illegally diverted funds for veterans The Democratic presidential debate in Atlanta kicked off with a discussion of the ongoing impeachment inquiry against President Donald Tr
Democratic Party presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg and his campaign have come under criticism after Black leaders in South Carolina questioned their inclusion in a statement promoting his plan to address racial inequality should he be elected. The
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Fact-checking Pete Buttigieg on the success of Democratic presidential nominees in last 50 years Pete Buttigieg entered the 2020 presidential race as one of the lesser-known faces — and without many peopl