Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg recently suggested that he plans to continue taking money from billionaires in closed-during fundraisers, despite scrutiny and criticism.During a campaign event over the weekend, student activist Greg Chung asked Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, directly about the concerns. “I wanted to ask if you think that taking big money out of politics includes not taking money off of billionaires and closed-door fundraisers,” Chung asked, in a clip that has circulated on social media.Answering immediately, Buttigieg responded: “No.” The candidate then walked away to talk to other attendees at the event.Newsweek has reached out to the Buttigieg campaign for comment and clarification on the candidate’s position. On Friday, Buttigieg faced related questions while speaking at the Local America Presidential Forum hosted by United States Conference of Mayors and Accelerator for America Action.”Earlier today, you said you were open to having a conversation about opening your fundraisers, and that’s a question that reporters have been asking for months now. So I’m wondering when do you expect to be– to actually have that conversation?” the mayor was asked by an attendee in the audience.”Again, I don’t have a timeline for you,” he responded.Another attendee pointed out… Read full this story
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