Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called out South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg for his alleged lack of transparency, prompting a fiery response from his campaign.
Warren told reporters on Dec. 5: “I think that Mayor Pete should open up the doors so that anyone can come in and report on whats being said. These doors shouldnt be closed and no one should be left to wonder what kind of promises are being made to the people who can pony up big bucks to be in the room.”
“Thats why Ive done so from the time that I was still in the private sector,” Warren said. “I think that voters want to know about possible conflicts of interest.”
Full exchange: pic.twitter.com/lIAGNaLUsX
— Zak Hudak (@cbszak) December 6, 2019
She said Buttigieg should disclose who is on his finance committee and the names of “the bundlers who are raising big money for him.”
Americans “have a right to have this information about anyone who asks for their vote for president,” she said.
Lis Smith, senior adviser for communications for Buttigiegs campaign, pushed back, releasing a statement: “If @ewarren wants to have a debate about transparency, she can start by opening up the doors to the decades of tax returns shes hiding from her work as a corporate lawyer- often defending the types of corporate bad actors she now denounces.”
If @ewarren wants to have a debate about transparency, she can start by opening up the doors to the decades of tax returns shes hiding from her work as a corporate lawyer- often defending the types of corporate bad actors she now denounces. https://t.co/3nGZc7Dzhj
— Lis Smith (@Lis_Smith) December 6, 2019
The situation evolved around Buttigiegs prior work for McKinsey & Company, a management consulting firm.
Smith said that ButtigiegRead More – Source