Elizabeth Warren is known to lie about her past, so it's probably a good thing for the Democratic candidate that her three older brothers have largely remained silent while she's been out on the campaign trail. But in a recent article in the Boston Globe, it was reported that Warren's older brother David Herring was furious after learning that his younger sister claimed their father worked as a janitor after suffering a heart attack.
(Via the Boston Globe)
According to a family friend, David has disagreed with the way Warren calls herself the daughter of a janitor as she describes the work he found after losing a job as a salesman after his heart attack.
“When she called her dad a janitor during the early stages of this, David was furious,” said Pamela Winblood, 78, a longtime friend of David who had fallen out with him and supports Warren’s presidential bid. “He said, ‘My Dad was never a janitor.’ I said, ‘Well, he was a maintenance man.’?” (In an interview, Warren said she had no idea why that characterization would bother her brother; she has referred to their father as a “maintenance man” in her 2014 autobiography but often as a “janitor” on the campaign trail.)
Elizabeth Warren has always struggled with the truth.
Earlier this year, Elizabeth Warren claimed to have been fired from a job after becoming visibly pregnant. But an old interview surfaced of the candidate, before she was running for president, where Warren admits that she didn't get the job because she lacked the required graduate courses.
In November, Warren was confronted by a school-choice activist about sending her own children to private school. Warren was caught on video telling the activist that her "children went to public schools," but then a yearbook surfaced showing that her son had in fact attended a private school.
And of course there's Warren's lie that she was Native American, and then DNA testing revealed that she only might be 1/1024th Native American.
With Warren, the hits just keep on coming.