Buttigieg calls US 'constitutionally unsteady' while campaigning in California

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LOS ANGELES (NBC) - South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg made a campaign stop in California Thursday.

He joined Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti at a union rally to promote a city educational tax plan.

While talking with reporters there, he told them that America is "constitutionally unsteady."

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats claim there's a constitutional crisis between Congress and President Donald Trump right now.

"At the very least, it is constitutionally unsteady right now, because we have an administration that does not respect the rule of law," Buttigieg said. "I'll leave it to Congress to exercise their oversight and enforcement powers, but it's also clear that we simply have to do better by electing a better president."

Buttigieg is also holding fundraisers in Los Angeles and San Francisco.