Well, well, well… Looks like Pete Buttigieg is finally starting to show a little backbone.
When Pete was accused of being involved in a price-fixing scheme with a former client, the former South Bend mayor get a little indignant, denying he had any knowledge at all about the scandal, even though he was right in the heart of it.
It is always fun watching politicians get called out on their nonsense to see how they react.
Buttigieg has avoided a lot of scrutiny in this race simply because nobody believes he has a chance.
If he can’t win, why waste money digging up dirt on him, right?
Well, Pete has managed to make up just enough ground that he should take up a significant amount of the delegates available in both New Hampshire and Iowa.
While we all know it will end there for Pete, candidates and the media now see him as a moderate threat to Joe Biden, so they are starting to throw some arrows at him.
When Buttigieg sat down for an interview with “The Weekly,” he took a direct hit and did not like it very much.
New York Times journalist Binyamin Appelbaum stunned Buttigieg by stating, “You’ve been on the front lines of corporate downsizing. You’ve been on the front lines of corporate price-fixing.”
Buttigieg immediately became uncomfortable and pushed back.
Here is the segment…
Though he may not be as emotive as some of his Democratic rivals, @PeteButtigieg shows the editorial board a flash of the passion that he says propels his campaign. See more this Sunday on a special 2020 endorsement episode of @TheWeekly. Full transcript: https://t.co/ooUhuoRBV9 pic.twitter.com/6qXKtgA0WF
— New York Times Opinion (@nytopinion) January 16, 2020
Now, latch onto that last line where Buttigieg stated he was not aware of the scandal “until last night.”
The Canadian bread-fixing scandal was national news and has been for about the last two years.
It recently made the news in September 2019 when the Canadian Supreme Court ruled that it would not hear the case on appeal.
Point being, that fact that Buttigieg had a client that was involved and this was national news since 2017, how in the world was he never made aware of it until just recently?
Politicians lie… that is what they do and that is what they have always done.
It would now appear that our wholesome-looking former mayor is officially a member of the swamp rather than the reform he promises to bring.