Democratic presidential candidates wasted no time taking shots at Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday, after Sanders cemented his lead in the 2020 primary with a projected win in the Nevada caucus.
Two candidates, former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg and former Vice President Joe Biden, slammed Sanders well before the final results had been announced, as their campaigns bickered about who came in second place. Eventually, NBC News projected that Biden came in second and Buttigieg third.
Buttigieg, who edged out Sanders in the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucus and came in a close second in New Hampshire’s primary, attacked the 78-year-old democrat socialist at length in a speech to his supporters in Las Vegas.
“Senator Sanders believes in an inflexible, ideological revolution that leaves out most Democrats, not to mention most Americans,” Buttigieg said.
“Ours is the only campaign who has beaten Senator Sanders anywhere in the country this campaign cycle,” Buttigieg added.