BREAKING NEWS – Washington, D.C. – Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., held a fundraiser at the City Winery Boston in 2018, less than two years before she called out South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg at the Democratic debate for holding a similar fundraiser.
“We made the decision many years ago that rich people in smoke-filled rooms would not pick the next president of the United States,” Warren threw at Buttigieg in a reference to his fundraiser in Napa Valley, Calif. “Billionaires in wine caves should not pick the next president of the United States.” She then added “think about who comes” to “a fundraiser that was held in a wine cave full of crystals and served $900 a bottle wine. I do not sell access to my time.” When later questioned about her having a fundraiser at a winery in Boston, she responded, “It’s not he same thing, not even close. We didn’t have $900 a bottles wine, we had some firewater that I got from the tribe that I grew up with. I’ll admit the room was also smoke filled, but that was done with a community peace pipe long after marijuana was legalized in Massachusetts to get my potential donors… relaxed. And after we smoked it up, we didn’t have an expensive gourmet meal like Buttigieg, our munchies only costed the entire fundraiser $750… in cookies.”