Just when Liz Warren looked to be sliding past “Sleepy” Joe Biden in the national 2020 polling, her campaign has been struck with a major controversy.
Warren’s brand of midwestern kitsch-meets-democratic socialism has somehow catapulted her to within striking distance of longtime 2020 frontrunner Biden, who has been at the top of polls from the very moment that he entered the race.
The former Vice President achieved this distinction despite being accused by no less than seven women of inappropriate intimate contact.
Now, it looks like the Warren campaign is suffering a bit of the same affliction.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) campaign on Friday fired its national organizing director Rich McDaniel amid accusations of “inappropriate behavior.”
Warren campaign spokesperson Kristen Orthman released a statement on Friday, confirming that the campaign had been receiving “multiple complaints regarding inappropriate behavior by Rich McDaniel.”
“Over the past two weeks, senior campaign leadership received multiple complaints regarding inappropriate behavior by Rich McDaniel,” Orthman told Politico.
The statement continued…
“Over the same time period, the campaign retained outside counsel to conduct an investigation,” she continued.
“Based on the results of the investigation, the campaign determined that his reported conduct was inconsistent with its values and that he could not be a part of the campaign moving forward,” Orthman added.
The firm KK Advising conducted the campaign’s investigation into McDaniel.
Details of the accusations remain unclear, but Politico reported that the allegations did not involve sexual assault, according to a source.
Warren has recently pulled ahead of Joe Biden in the all-important state of Iowa, but continues to trail the former VP by a handful of points nationally.