Senatorsaid in a 2020 campaign that she had fired a senior employee for misconduct. "I want us to run a campaign that is consistent with our values and promotes inclusiveness," Warren told reporters on Friday.
In a statement to CBS News, communications director Kristen Ortman said the campaign had received "multiple complaints of misconduct" against Rich McDaniel, who served as national organizational director. Based on the results of an external defender's investigation, Ortman said the campaign concluded that McDaniel could not be part of a forward-looking campaign.
McDaniel told CBS News in a statement that he and the campaign had "split up" and said "there was a benefit to both parties at this time."
"I will never intentionally engage in any conduct that is not in line with the campaign or my own values," his statement read. "If others think I have it, I understand that it's important to listen, even when you disagree. I wish the campaign and colleagues success."
Warren, who is in Los Angeles at the SEIU conference with many other 2020 Democrats, told reporters that she had nothing to say about it. But she said she wanted to "use this as an opportunity to say that employers across the country should have processes in place so that people who have complaints, concerns, can put them forward without fear of being discriminated against or punished."
McDaniel, an early hire in Warren, is a veteran of several Democratic campaigns. He served on the Hillary Clinton Campaign in 2016 and was the field director for Doug Jones' 2017 Senate Campaign in Alabama.
The release of McDaniel was first reported by Politico.
The dismissal news came in the same day.between June and the end of September; . at polling stations, and recent national polls by both Monmouth University and Queenpiak University place her above former Vice President Joe Biden.