The race for the Democratic nomination has been a crazy ride. It all started with a huge number of candidates, none of which stand out at all because they all are just mimicking one another or either trying to just appear to be the most radical candidate out there.
Lately, though, it seems like Elizabeth Warren has finally come out swinging, first at Joe Biden and now at Pete Buttigieg.
To be honest, we all know that there are really only 4 candidates that even stand a chance, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and Pete Buttigieg. Sure, you could throw in Amy Klobuchar as a wildcard, but it's highly unlikely.
Buttigieg and Warren though have been duking it out over money. Warren accuses Buttigieg of having “wine cave” donors while she says that she raised her money through grassroots.
Fox News reported,
Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s “wine cave” attack on fellow top-tier Democratic nomination rivalPete Buttigieg grabbed headlines and became the most memorable moment out of last week’s debate.
But the aftermath of the jab over the South Bend mayor’s ritzy Napa fundraiser also illustrates how her escalating feud with Buttigieg has opened her up to charges of hypocrisy. Buttigieg, on stage, pointed to the Massachusetts senator’s own past fundraising in arguing she’s imposing “purity tests” she can’t pass. Critics later seized on a Senate re-election fundraiser she held at a winery in Boston a year-and-a-half-ago — though her campaign rejected the comparison.
But it doesn't stop here...
As the populist, progressive senator successfully pushed for Buttigieg to release a list of clients from his McKinsey days, he, in turn, applied pressure over the senator’s past legal work in the private sector. That helped spur her own disclosures that she made nearly $2 million in consulting for corporations and financial firms during her years as a law professor at such prestigious schools as Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania.
And while she pushed Buttigieg toward transparency by arguing any potential “conflicts of interest” should be out in the open, Warren has done additional advising work apparently not highlighted by the campaign. Court documents reviewed by Fox News reveal that Warren advised numerous foreign countries on bankruptcy reform during her years as a law professor.
“I have served as an American Adviser to the German Government Task Force on Bankruptcy Reform,” Warren wrote in a legal document submitted in the case Bolin v. Sears, Roebuck & Co., where she served as an expert witness nearly two decades ago.
With the Iowas caucus just weeks away and both candidates gaining ground, it's going to get very interesting.