During last week's Democrat debate in Los Angeles, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren attacked South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg for attending a fundraiser in a "wine cave." She slammed him for hanging around millionaires and billionaires who drink $900 bottles of wine.
But it turns out Buttigieg, who is the least wealthy person in the top tier of the Democrat presidential field, isn't the only one who's spent time with donors in a wine cave.
The Massachusetts senator's own campaign fundraisers have sometimes taken place at a restaurant boasting bottles that cost more than $6,500.
Federal Election Commission records show Warren's political action committee, PAC for a Level Playing Field, and her Senate joint fundraising committee enjoyed at least four events at New York City's Gramercy Tavern, a Michelin-starred restaurant in Manhattan co-owned by celebrity chef Danny Meyer. Both of the Warren-affiliated organizations paid thousands of dollars to the restaurant for reception and catering expenses between December 2014 and October 2017.
A dinner at the restaurant's main dining room runs $134 for a three-course tasting menu — and that's before the wine. While customers can find wines such as the Chilean white La Ruptura at $48, Gramercy Tavern's 34-page wine list also offers bottles of Burgundies costing $6,600, such as Domaine Coche-Dury's 2013 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru.
These details come on top of Warren's hypocrisy about corporate donations, which she took during her Senate campaign and transferred to her current presidential run. Warren also represented corporations as an attorney, making millions of dollars. Not to mention, Warren is personally worth $12 million.