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The left nukes Buttigieg over McKinsey work

Posted On: Dec 12, 2019   |   Posted By: Politico

The left nukes Buttigieg over McKinsey work

Hours after Pete Buttigieg released his list of clients at McKinsey, the left already had a nickname teed up for him: “Pete Romney.” For months, progressive activists and operatives have been itching to take down the mayor of South Bend, who has risen in early-state polls as he's slammed Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders' plans for single-payer health care and free college, and pushed a more moderate agenda. There have long been whispers about Buttigeig's past work for the behemoth business consultant, which has recently come under fire for allegedly helping boost OxyContin sales and supporting authoritarian regimes in Turkey, Saudi Arabia and China. But it wasn't until Buttigieg unveiled details this week about the clients he served that progressives pounced. Warren and Sanders' allies are seizing on the fact that he did work for the health insurance giant Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, which laid off hundreds of workers after retaining McKinsey, to paint Buttigieg as unelectable. “He's not going to...

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