Warren campaign fires a top staffer for “inappropriate behavior” – The Washington Post

“Over the past two weeks, senior campaign leadership received multiple complaints regarding inappropriate behavior by Rich McDaniel,” campaign spokeswoman Kristen Orthman said in a statement.

“Over the same time period, the campaign retained outside counsel to conduct an investigation. Based on the results of the investigation, the campaign determined that his reported conduct was inconsistent with its values and that he could not be a part of the campaign moving forward,” she said.

The complaints about McDaniel did not involve sexual assault or rape, according to a person familiar with the investigation who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive personnel matter.

McDaniel could not immediately be reached for comment.

He recently hosted a happy hour for Warren’s campaign supporters to get to know one another at a pub in Atlanta. At that event he led a group of about 60 in a chants supporting the campaign.

He also frequently was on the road with Warren.

McDaniel has worked on Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential team, as well as campaigns for Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), according to his Twitter bio.


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