Pete Buttigieg, the gay US Army veteran who became the first gay presidential aspirant in the United States has quit the race.
This, he announced yesternight during his campaign.
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,”
Buttigieg continued. “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 was said to have decided to quit after struggling 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 said to CNN.
The aide added: “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.”