Peter Buttigieg Confront McKinsey Critics

Via The Washington Examiner:

Pete Buttigieg pushed back on suggestions that his work at consulting firm McKinsey & Company was related to illegal schemes and mass layoffs.

“The proposition that I’ve been on front lines of corporate price fixing is bullshit,” Buttigieg, 37, said in an interview published Thursday. “I worked for a consulting company that had a client that may have been involved in fixing or was apparently in a scandal. I was not aware of the Canadian bread pricing scandal until last night.”

The Democratic presidential candidate and former South Bend, Indiana, mayor worked at McKinsey from 2007 to 2010. Due to a nondisclosure agreement, Buttigieg was barred from releasing the names of the clients he worked for at McKinsey until the company lifted the restriction in December.

Among his clients was the Canadian Loblaw’s grocery store chain, which in 2017 admitted to participating in a 14-year scheme to fix prices in order to increase the cost of packaged bread.