Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts dismissed her national organizing director after "repeated complaints of misconduct," according to a statement issued Friday by her communications director.
The campaign hired an employee of Richard McDaniel earlier this year to head national field operations, which provided guidance for the campaign's organizational structure and information programs.
In a statement by Communications Director Ms. Warren Kristen Ortman, the campaign management received many complaints about Mr. McDaniel's behavior "in the last two weeks." The decision to release him was made after an investigation by an outside counsel.
Ladies and Gentlemen. Ortman refused to elaborate on the nature of the complaints. Politico was the first to announce Mr. McDaniel's release.
The news came the same day that the Warren Campaign announced it had raised $ 24.6 million over the last quarterly fundraiser, which generally offered additional evidence of Ms. Warren's continued rise to the top of the Democratic primary.
Mr. McDaniel has been a veteran of several Democratic campaigns, most recently serving as a senior campaign aide to Senator Doug Jones, who defeated the Republican challenger in careful monitoring of the 2017 Alabama special election. Prior to that, he served on the 2016 presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton.
Turning to the phone, Mr McDaniel said that "the departure at this time is in the interest of both parties."
"I will never intentionally engage in behavior that is not in line with the campaign or my own values," he said. . "If others feel that I have, I understand that it's important to listen, even when you disagree. I wish the campaign success and that of my colleagues."
Mrs. Warren, speaking to reporters on Friday in Los Angeles after the shelling announcement said that when she launched the campaign, she put in place procedures to deal with any complaints, and the process followed in that case.
"It's really hard for someone to complain or worry, and the people who did , they have shown incredible courage, ”she said.
When he was hired, Mr. McDaniel's experience of galvanizing black voters was seen as a boon to Ms. Warren, whose populist brand is still more prevalent in white elite circles than blacks. the work of McDaniel even before there were complaints about his behavior.