A spokesperson for the Elizabeth Warren presidential campaign has confirmed the dismissal of a top director in the organization, citing their inappropriate behavior as the reason behind the decision.
The campaign had been alerted multiple times of former National Organizing Director Richard McDaniel’s behavior, and external experts were brought in to investigate the situation at some point.
Warren has reiterated that she insists on running a clean, adequately managed campaign, something that did not align with the statements and behavior demonstrated by McDaniel before his firing.
The front-runner for the Democratic nomination said on the matter: “I want us to have a campaign that lives up to our values, and that lifts up inclusivity.”
However, it is not clear precisely what McDaniel had done to lead to the harsh decision.
While there is no shortage of speculation on the subject, no official reports have been released so far, detailing any of the complaints against him.
Some have speculated that there might be something of sexual nature in the case, leading to the decision to withhold details from the public.
This has been disputed, however, and it is still not clear precisely what McDaniel had been found guilty of internally.
It is also not known if Warren is planning to restructure her campaign in the wake of the dismissal, or if she will move forward with the same setup.
Warren has been gaining steady support recently, and it looks like she might have a real chance at challenging President Donald Trump in 2020 if she plays her cards right in the coming months.
The Massachusetts senator has been very active in her campaign, making it clear that she has some ideas that she is going to work hard to turn into reality.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) came out this weekend to bash Warren, who took part in a CNN town hall about equality and answered a question about same-sex marriage — she gave a headline-making answer.
Rubio, who hated the answer, tweeted: “Vividly captures the condescension of elites & their incessant ridicule of Americans with traditional values. It elicits glee among celebrities & blue check brigade. But for the millions sick of being disrespected, it elicits support for fighting back, even in a crude or vulgar way.”
A person had asked: “Senator, I’m old-fashioned, and my faith teaches me that marriage is between one man and one woman.”
The politician had this to say: “Well, I’m going to assume it’s a guy who said that. I’m going to say, ‘Then marry one woman. I’m cool with that. Assuming you can find one.”
In the Democratic primary, it is unlikely that those two issues will be a major problem.