Transcript for 2020 candidate under fire after deadly cop shooting
To the race for the white house. Pete buttigieg off to a fast start but now facing a firestorm in his own community. The mayor of South Bend, Indiana was confronted by angry residents after the fatal shooting of a black man by a white police officer. You will remember when you sat down with mayor Pete on "Gma" he said he was qualified to run for president because he's dealt with tough issues in the past like racially sensitive officer-involved shootings. Well, it's happened again in his city and this time the tension is mounting. Give the people -- Reporter: This morning mayor Pete trying to balance a city on edge with his quest for being president facing outraged citizens in his hometown of South Bend, Indiana. The meeting called to address the shooting death of Eric Logan by a white police officer. People are not heard. That's why you're getting -- Reporter: Buttigieg remaining calm even while being constantly interrupted by fired up That is their last day on the I would love to be able to finish my reply if that's okay. A guy threw a knife at me. Reporter: It alleges he had a knife and ignored repeated demands to drop it but the officer didn't activate his body cam. I don't -- Thank you, ma'am. -- Fear nobody. Reporter: Now residents are demanding action and the democratic candidate coming off the campaign trail to answer questions. Logan's mother even confronting the mayor in front of cameras. I've been here all my life and you all didn't do a damn thing about me or my son or none of these people out here. It's time for you to do something. If you can't do it, then step your Down many I'm tired of talking about it. Reporter: We asked about the city's brewing tensions and his leadership. Part of how you earn your paychebl as a mayor is to walk into no win situations. But we've done a lot 6 work. We've got a lot of work to do together. The timing of this critical issue for his city is tricky. He insists his campaign for president will go on telling reporters yesterday he plans to participate in this week's debate and continue to serve his community to the best of his ability but, guys, he's three days away from the first primary debate. Incredibly important. It's likely to come up in the debate. No question about that. Real test for a young candidate. Tom, thanks very much.
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