Warren faces online criticism over past big donor fundraisers

Warren faces online criticism over past big donor fundraisers

Since going after South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegHuffPost reporter: Sanders could win plurality of delegates but lose nomination Sanders campaign expands operations in Michigan Sanders leads among Latino voters: poll MORE (D) about his wealthy donors in Thursday's Democratic presidential debate, Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenWarren: Bloomberg making debate will show how other candidates handle 'an egomaniac billionaire' Klobuchar campaign gets first super PAC HuffPost reporter: Sanders could win plurality of delegates but lose nomination MORE (D-Mass.) has received flak over the same issue.

Bush-era former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleisher tweeted "What’s the Massachusetts word for hypocrite?"

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During the debate, Warren criticized Buttigieg for hosting an exclusive donor event in a Napa Valley "wine cave" that featured $900 bottles of wine.

“Billionaires in wine caves should not pick the next president of the United States,” she said, adding “I do not sell access to my time.”

The Massachusetts senator, along with fellow progressive candidate Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBloomberg campaign: Primary is two-way race with Sanders Warren: Bloomberg making debate will show how other candidates handle 'an egomaniac billionaire' HuffPost reporter: Sanders could win plurality of delegates but lose nomination MORE (I-Vt.), have both sworn off taking donations from billionaires and large corporations and have repeatedly attacked fellow candidates who haven't done the same.

However, this policy is somewhat new for Warren, who took money from wealthy donors during her most recent Senate reelection campaign. She also took $10 million from her Senate reelection campaign to seed her presidential bid.

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The Associated Press highlighted a donor event that Warren held in June 2018 at City Winery Boston. People who were in attendance that donated $1000 received a souvenir wine bottle.

Former Obama campaign chief strategist David AxelrodDavid AxelrodThe Hill's Morning Report - Sanders, Buttigieg set for Granite State showdown The Hill's Morning Report - Sanders, Buttigieg do battle in New Hampshire Timeline: Trump and Romney's rocky relationship MORE weighed in after the prior fundraising event was revealed. 

"This was the danger in the @ewarren “wine cave” attack on @PeteButtigieg," Axelrod tweeted. 

"Her own past fundraising practices were pretty much in line with his, including even some of the same high dollar sponsors."