Sen. Elizabeth Warren has made bashing America’s successful, elite class a cornerstone of her campaign, despite being worth an estimated $12 million herself. She also used the worn-out attack on the ultra-wealthy in the most recent Democratic debate, specifically in a sparring match with South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
In January of this year, Warren proudly stated that she’s all about “grassroots” fundraising during an interview with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow.
“This is a moment for all of the Democratic nominees as they come into the race to say, in a Democratic primary, we are going to link arms and we’re going to say grassroots funding,” Warren said. “No to the billionaires, no to the billionaires, whether they are self-funding or whether they’re funding PACs. We are the Democratic Party and that’s the party of the people.”
But as The New York Post quickly pointed out, her walk might be quite a bit different than her talk, as the California Democrat has apparently taken money from a number of billionaires.
Christopher Sacca, a billionaire venture capitalist who once appeared on “Shark Tank,” donated $2,800 to Warren in May.
In June, GitHub founder and billionaire Tom Preston-Werner’s wife, Theresa, donated $2,500 to Warren, twice.
Susan Pritzker, wife of billionaire Hyatt heir Nicholas Pritzker II, also donated $2,500 to Warren in June.
And the list goes on…
Warren proudly touts the number of small-donor donations that her campaign receives, but rarely, if ever, does she mention that she gladly accepts maximum campaign (or near it) contributions from the very class that she vows to tax into the ground should she be elected president.
That hasn’t been lost on the Republican National Committee, either.
“If you look up ‘fraud’ in the dictionary, you’ll see a photo of Elizabeth Warren,” RNC spokesman Steve Guest said. “From lying about her heritage to get ahead in her career to lying about her campaign being ‘100% grassroots funded,’ Warren’s deceit knows no bounds.”
Not surprisingly, The New York Post reported that attempts at clarification on the matter were not answered by Warren’s campaign.
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