Mary Margaret Olohan on October 15, 2019
South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg released an ad ahead of the Democratic debate targeting presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren for “infringing on people’s freedom” with their Medicare for All plans.
The Buttigieg campaign released the ad, titled “Makes More Sense,” on Monday ahead of the Democratic debate jointly hosted by CNN and The New York Times.
The ad highlights Warren’s and Sanders’s support for “Medicare for All” through news clips from the past several months.
“Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren believe that we have to force ourselves into Medicare for All, where private insurance is abolished,” the ad shows CNN analyst Joe Lockhart saying.
Another clip shows political reporter Josh Lederman saying Buttigieg is “trying to focus on choice, not infringing on people’s freedom to make that decision voluntarily.”
“The ad highlights Pete’s bold approach to health care would not kick millions of people off their private health care, and would give them the option to choose the plan that’s right for their them,” the Buttigieg campaign wrote in a news release.
The Buttigieg campaign, Sanders and Warren did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the Daily Caller News Foundation.