One Democrat is rocketing to the top tier of the Democrat Presidential primary.
Some Democrats think this candidate is the strongest candidate to defeat Donald Trump.
But what’s on these secret audio tapes could be the final nail in the coffin for this top Trump challenger.
South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg is surging in the polls.
The homosexual mayor’s ability to appeal to identity politics is leading to a massive fundraising haul and rising poll numbers.
However, the good times may be about to come to an end.
An Indiana judge is about to hand down a ruling that would make public secret audio tapes from one of the biggest scandals in Buttigieg’s past.
Back in 2012, Buttigieg oversaw the demotion of South Bend Police Chief Darryl Boykins.
Buttigieg forced Boykins to resign after he learned that Boykins approved the taping of one detective’s phone calls without informing the officer he was being recorded.
The recorded phone calls allegedly revealed racist remarks and possible crimes.
Mayor Buttigieg forced Boykins to resign over concerns that the recordings were improper.
Boykins sued the city for racial discrimination.
Boykins alleged that Buttigieg either fired or forced out the top three officials in the police department—who were all black—and then replaced them with white police officers.
The police officer who had requested the wiretap sued for wrongful termination after Buttigieg fired her as well.
And the officers and one of their wives sued claiming they were defamed.
The city of South Bend eventually settled the suits and made payments to each plaintiff.
Buttigieg claimed the settlements were a good deal for the city because it would have drained South Bend’s resources to fight the lawsuit.
“Even though I’m confident our administration did the right thing, there is still a big cost, financially and in terms of energy and attention, to defending and winning these claims in court,” Buttigieg explained. “Each passing day these cases were lingering was bad for the city, and a chance to reach an agreement and resolve them was in the best interest of the city.”
The South Bend City Council – reacting to allegations of racism in the treatment of Boykins – subpoenaed the tapes.
Council members believe Buttigieg was eager to settle the lawsuits to avoid his role in racially motivated hiring and firing practices being spilled out into the open.
“There is a high level of discontent brewing,” former Council Member Henry Davis, Jr. wrote in a letter to Justice Department official Thomas Perez (who is now the Democrat Party National Committee Chairman) requesting a federal investigation.
“This letter is a plea to the Justice Department for immediate intervention for the protection and safety of our residents and police officers in South Bend.”
Now a judge will decide if the recordings are to be made public during a crucial moment in Buttigieg’s Presidential campaign.
His support is flowing from highly educated, upper income liberals.
These voters are the social justice warriors driving the Democrat Party’s embrace of political correctness and racial guilt trips.
These voters see Buttigieg as the idealized President in a Hollywood TV series or movie.
But Buttigieg’s possible cover-up of racist police behavior—and then firing black officials for investigating possible corruption—won’t play well with “woke” white liberals.
This could cause Buttigieg’s momentum to stall just as former Vice President – and current Democrat frontrunner – Joe Biden is about to enter the race.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.