Dec 11, 2019

Buttigieg says he doubts his consulting work led to insurer's layoffs

Pete Buttigieg. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg told MSNBC's "'The Rachel Maddow Show" Tuesday night that he doubts his McKinsey & Company consulting work with health insurer client Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan led to layoffs after he left.

Why it matters: The Southbend mayor has faced scrutiny from other 2020 candidates and liberal activists in recent weeks over his work for McKinsey & Company.

  • A ProPublica report this month, headlined "How McKinsey helped the Trump administration detain and deport immigrants," raised further concerns about the company. Buttigieg says he "never worked on a project" inconsistent with his values.

The big picture: With McKinsey's permission, Buttigieg released his client list Tuesday evening from his time working at the company, from 2007 to 2010, as part of a larger push for transparency.

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Buttigieg releases list of top campaign fundraisers

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Pete Buttigieg's campaign published a list on Friday of individual donors who have raised at least $25,000 for his 2020 election effort.

Driving the news: Sen. Elizabeth Warren attacked the Indiana mayor last week for not disclosing those names. Buttigieg made another effort at transparency this week by releasing his full client list from when he worked at the high-powered and controversial consulting firm McKinsey & Company from 2007 to 2009.

Go deeper: Buttigieg releases list of McKinsey clients

Keep ReadingArrowDec 14, 2019

Buttigieg's hand-picked successor to take over as South Bend mayor

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With a new year comes a new title for 2020 candidate Pete Buttigieg: former mayor of South Bend, Indiana.

The big picture: Buttigieg's term as mayor will end Wednesday as James Mueller, who served in Buttigieg's administration as chief of staff, is set to be sworn in. Buttigieg announced he would not run for re-election in 2018.

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Buttigieg calls Biden's Iraq War vote "worst foreign policy decision of my lifetime"

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2020 Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg said on the "Iowa Press" television program Sunday that Joe Biden's vote to authorize the 2003 invasion of Iraq is an example of "why years in Washington is not always the same thing as judgment," AP reports.

“He supported the worst foreign policy decision made by the United States in my lifetime, which was the decision to invade Iraq.”
— Pete Buttigieg
Go deeperArrowDec 29, 2019