Democratic Candidate: Republicans Have 'Lost All Claim to Ever Using Religious Language Again'

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks during the second night of the first Democratic presidential candidates debate.
South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks during the second night of the first Democratic presidential candidates debate. (REUTERS/Mike Segar)

In a second heated Democratic debate Thursday night, candidate Pete Buttigieg issued a scathing rebuke of the Christian faith espoused by so many in the Republican party.

"The Republican party likes to cloak itself in the language of religion," Buttigieg fumed.

Noting that the Democrats are quieter on religion due to a "commitment to the separation of Church and State," Buttigieg warned that "we should call out hypocrisy when we see it," referencing the current border crisis.

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