The gay US Army veteran, Pete Buttigieg, who made history as the first openly gay US presidential candidate has thrown in the towel.
Buttigieg, who aspired to become America’s first gay president, had he clinched the Democratic party ticket and defeated President Donald Trump, called quits his campaign for President Sunday night, ending the White House bid that catapulted the once-unknown mayor from South Bend, Indiana, to a top presidential candidate.
Speaking on Sunday night Buttigieg said; “today is a moment of truth… the truth is the path has narrowed to a close, for our candidacy, if not for our cause.
“So we must recognize that at this point in the race the best way to keep faith with those goals and ideals is to step aside and help bring our party and our country together.
“So tonight, I am making the difficult decision to suspend my campaign for the presidency.”
“We have a responsibility to concede the effect of remaining in this race any further. Our goal has always been to help unify Americans to defeat Donald Trump and to win the era for our values.”
Buttigieg decision was reportedly formed, after he struggled to compete in South Carolina’s primary meaning a defeat was likely on Super Tuesday.
“He believes this is the right thing to do right now for our country and the country to heal this divided nation and defeat President Trump,” an aide to Buttigieg told CNN.
The aide continued: “He decided that now was the time and, I think that is exactly why he is getting out. He believes this is the right thing to do.”