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January 19, 2022

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The REAL Issue With Buttigieg’s Wine Cave

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The REAL Issue With Buttigieg's Wine Cave

This is the real issue Pete Buttigieg’s wine cave. John Iadarola and Ryan Grim break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/

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Read more here: https://theintercept.com/2019/12/23/wine-cave-buttigieg-warren/

"THE WINE CAVE has touched a nerve. Celebrities, billionaires, and everyday health care executives have found common ground in the defense of Pete Buttigieg’s recent fundraiser held in a Napa Valley wine cave.

The arguments are varied but revolve around a similar theme. Buttigieg, responding to Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s criticism of the fundraiser at last week’s presidential debate, himself put it in terms of electoral efficacy: “We need the support from everybody who is committed to helping us defeat Donald Trump.”

He also justified big-dollar fundraisers by saying they’ve gone on for decades and that it’s unfair for Warren “to denounce the same kind of fundraising guidelines that President Obama went by, that Speaker Pelosi goes by, that you yourself went by until not long ago, in order to build the Democratic Party and build a campaign ready for the fight of our lives.”

Actor Jane Lynch framed it as a question of equity:

And one of the donors in the cave took to the Washington Post to downplay the affair. “Of the roughly 50 folks in attendance, plenty were people of means,” wrote Kaiser Permanente Vice President Bill Wehrle:"

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