Sen. Amy Klobuchar declared that she has “never even been to a wine cave” following a tense argument about fundraising between Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
The comments, which took place during Thursday night’s Democratic presidential primary debate, referenced an opulent campaign event that the South Bend, Indiana, mayor attended in California last weekend. The fundraiser was held outside Napa at a winery where tickets were $500 to attend and attendees could pay $2,800 to dine with Buttigieg.
As Warren attempted to get in a dig about the “wine cave full of crystals” after Buttigieg claimed to be “the only person on this stage that is not a millionaire or billionaire,” Klobuchar broke in and attempted to calm the stage, giving a shout out to a National Park in South Dakota in the process.
“I did not come here to listen to this argument,” Klobuchar said. “I came here to make a case for progress.
“And I have never even been to a wine cave. I have been to the wind cave in South Dakota, which I suggest you go to,” the Minnesota Democrat said.