Erasing history? Buttigieg says eliminating Thomas Jefferson's name is the 'right thing to do'




 

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg echoes far-left calls to rename buildings or events that carry the names of prominent U.S. figures who owned slaves.

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