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Elizabeth Warren's Campaign Vetting Team Misses Democratic Megadonor And Anti-Israel Activist

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One of the most important jobs that a president and the team of individuals they surround themselves must do when picking individuals to be part of their administration is to vet folks to make sure that those who are put on staff are not “problematic” and could potentially steer the president down the wrong path.

Preparation for this task takes place during the time a presidential candidate runs for the White House. Thus, if a person fails to properly vet individuals on their campaign, you can almost guarantee the same will happen in the Oval Office.

And that’s precisely what’s happening right now to Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who’s campaign team somehow missed vetting out a Democratic megadonor and anti-Israel activist.

Here’s more from the Washington Examiner:

In December, Warren, 70, boasted an endorsement by an alleged serial predator who was mistakenly included on a list of more than 200 Obama alumni backing her for president. Ed Buck, 65, was arrested in September over accusations that he preyed on black men by offering them free drugs before sexually assaulting them at his Los Angeles home. Buck, a Democratic Party megadonor, was charged with three counts of battery causing serious injury, administering methamphetamine, and maintaining a drug house. Federal authorities also charged him with one count of distribution of methamphetamine resulting in death.

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“This was a mistake considering Ed Buck was not staff or an alum. This was put together via Google Docs by some Obama alums, and they caught some nonstaff that populated the list, but obviously, they missed one. They are removing it,” Warren spokesman Chris Hayden told the Washington Examiner.

Buck joined Anoa Changa in supporting Warren. Changa, a regular on Russia propaganda network Sputnik during 2016, announced her backing of Warren last month via a collective endorsement from Black Womxn For. The Atlanta-based liberal activist and political commentator, who is also a fan of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and had show support for Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein, was the subject of a 2018 Atlanta NPR-affiliate profile that suggested she was unwittingly helping “Russia’s effort to create chaos in the U.S.” She has also voiced skepticism over Kremlin interference in the 2016 election cycle.

The Washington Examiner reached out to Warren’s campaign and did not immediately give a response, though Changa did mention the article in an opinion piece.

Changa wrote, “People need to understand the nature of social media but also how little access Black people have to traditional forms of media before admonishing me for participating in a platform that is respectful of my insight and voice. Acting as if there is a single bogeyman or that everything is automatically tainted is a real problem. There is nothing wrong with scrutiny and asking questions. There is everything wrong with distorting and misrepresentation Black women particularly when Democrats are content to ride on our backs.”

As if that wasn’t bad enough, back in November, Warren was endorsed for president by John Dabeet, the president of Americans and Palestinians for Peace. Dabeet is also a member of the Muscatine, Iowa school board.

Dabeet slammed pro-Israel lawmakers calling them “puppets” and has praised late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat as a “martyr.”

These are not the kind of people you want on your team. Yet Warren has failed to do her job in vetting folks who have joined in her campaign and have given her their ringing endorsement.

If she’s done this bad at the campaign level, how much worse will things be if she lands in the White House?

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