HYPOCRISY ALERT: Despite Criticism, Warren Took Money from Same Donors as Biden | NTK Network HYPOCRISY ALERT: Despite Criticism, Warren Took Money from Same Donors as Biden

HYPOCRISY ALERT: Despite Criticism, Warren Took Money from Same Donors as Biden

On Biden’s first day in the race, Warren threw a jab at him for attending a ritzy fundraiser in Philadelphia. But it turns out she accepted money from those same donors in 2018.

By NTK Staff | 05.08.2019 @10:39am
HYPOCRISY ALERT: Despite Criticism, Warren Took Money from Same Donors as Biden

One of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) main attacks against former Vice President Joe Biden (D-DE) appears to have backfired, according to a report from Fox News.

On Biden’s first day in the race, Warren publicly criticized the former veep for collecting campaign checks from corporate executives. Biden raked in $6.3 million in the first 24 hours of his candidacy, and Warren took notice: “How did Joe Biden raise so much money in one day? Well, it helps that he hosted a swanky private fundraiser for wealthy donors at the home of the guy who runs Comcast’s lobbying shop,” she wrote in a fundraising email.

But what Warren didn’t mention is that she, too, accepted money from some of the very same people in attendance at Biden’s event last month. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported on the hypocrisy:

According to the newspaper, the same donors who appeared at Biden’s fundraiser also attended Warren’s fundraisers at a Center City Philadelphia law firm last year and at the city’s Rittenhouse Hotel in 2017, donating thousands of dollars to her campaign.

Former Gov. Ed Rendell and Stephen Cozen, a Center City law partner, both organized the recent fundraiser for Biden in Philadelphia and a 2018 fundraiser for Warren, who was seeking donations up to $5,400.

Rendell and Cozen reportedly gave Warren $4,500 and $2,500, respectively, for her Senate campaign. Daniel Berger, a managing shareholder of the firm, gave the maximum allowed, $5,400. He recently donated to Biden’s campaign $2,800.

Surely Warren did not forget that these donors wrote massive checks for her Senate campaign just last year. The only logical conclusion is that her attack on Biden is simply a disingenuous attempt to stoke populist anger against the perceived frontrunner in the race.

Will it work? Currently, Warren’s RealClearPolitics polling average is at 7.7 percent, while Biden’s is 39.0 percent. She clearly has some work to do, and attacks like this one likely won’t get the job done.

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