Last night during a CNN town hall event, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg was asked by an audience member—who is also an Episcopalian—how he would use the platform of the White House to share the message that you can be both a Democrat and a Christian.
“It starts with sending the message that God does not belong to a political party,” he said.
Buttigieg went on to say that if elected, he would do his best to represent the interests of Americans, no matter what religious beliefs they maintained. He added, “This is not about imposing my faith on anybody.”
The former South Bend mayor than opened up about how scripture has informed his ideas about poverty, humility, criminal justice, immigration policy and compassion.
He concluded by saying, “I won’t be afraid to talk about how my positions are informed by my faith.”
You can see the full clip below.