KEY POINTS

  • Presidential aspirant Elizabeth Warren has been endorsed by a Democrat donor known to be a dangerous sexual predator
  • Warren’s campaign clarified it was a mistake while copying names of Obama backers who are supporting Warren
  • Warren to meet leaders of native tribes on Sunday

Presidential aspirant Elizabeth Warren has been endorsed by a Democrat donor accused as a “dangerous sexual predator” facing charges of sexual misconduct and killing people with a drug overdose. 

However, Warren’s campaign team distanced from Ed Buck’s name from the list of endorsers released by the senator’s presidential campaign ahead of the Democratic Party debate on Thursday.

The list figured 200 backers of President Obama’s campaign and administration endorsing Warren in 2020.

According to New York Post report, an elated Warren tweeted Wednesday citing a CNN report that said more than 200 Obama-era figures are backing the Massachusetts senator.

 “I’m grateful to have the support of these Obama campaign alumni and my fellow Obama administration alumni.” 

According to reports, a scrutiny of the list revealed the name of “sexual predator” Edward B. P. Buck. The disgraced Democratic donor is in jail facing cases of death and drugging of multiple lovers at his West Hollywood home.

From 2017 to 2109, two deaths of male prostitutes were reported from his home in Los Angeles from a meth overdose. A case of non-fatal overdose was reported on the third man in September and Buck was arrested. The donor faces charges of methamphetamine use and running a drug house. Prosecutors in court papers called him a “violent, dangerous sexual predator.”

Buck’s name will be removed, says Warren spokesman

Warren’s campaign clarified that the list was compiled by former officials in the Obama camp, and Buck should not have figured in it although he might have been a donor to Obama’s campaign. 

Calling it a mistake the team spokesman Chris Hayden added Buck’s name will be removed.

Max Berger, another spokesman of Warren doubted the inclusion of possible “fake names” on the list. He said the list was compiled by volunteers from the Obama network. Noting that since Ed Buck has been in prison and had no “access to email,” Berger said he could not have signed the letter, the Fox News reported.  A recent poll showed Senator Elizabeth Warren leading the race to become the Democratic candidate for the US presidential election in 2020 A recent poll showed Senator Elizabeth Warren leading the race to become the Democratic candidate for the US presidential election in 2020 Photo: AFP / SAUL LOEB

Warren to meet native tribes

Meanwhile, the New York Times reported that Warren is planning to meet many Native American tribes in Oklahoma on Sunday during her campaign to douse the controversy on her claim that she has a Native American ancestry for which she has apologized.

According to a campaign official, Warren is likely to discuss her policy vision and proposals to protect tribal lands and some programs that could bolster funding for native people.