Pete Buttigieg, Joe Biden’s pick for Secretary of Transporation, was brutalized in a now-deleted attack ad by the former veep’s campaign.
While the one minute and 39-second attack ad, titled “Pete’s Records,” has been scrubbed from Biden’s YouTube page, archives of the original link reveal the video had remained uploaded to the account since at least December 14th, 2020.
Now, however, if someone tries to access the link, a black error screen with the text “Video unavailable” and “This video has been removed by the uploader” appear on the screen.
“It’s the most direct, negative ad aired to date by any leading Democratic presidential contender against a primary rival,” CNN, along with other establishment media outlets, noted.
The ad draws a host of comparisons between the records of Biden and Buttigieg on matters including healthcare, national security, economic revitalization, gun control, criminal justice, and more. On every issue, Buttigieg is depicted as overwhelmingly inferior and less experienced than Biden – a distinction emphasized by the ad’s music.
“We’re electing a president. What you’ve done matters,” the ad concludes.