Warren's Brother Calls Her Out For Once Again Lying About Their Heritage
Warren's heritage seems to be ever-changing depending on what she can get away with. She did get away with calling herself Native American for most of her life until Trump called her Fauxcahontas. But now it seems she is struggling with a more recent past, her own. Warren's brother accused the Presidential candidate of lying about her father's profession on the campaign trail, in an attempt to appear more down to earth.
"Families can also disagree on the details of a shared life. 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.)
“She wants to situate herself in the working class, not in the Ivy-League professional upper-middle class,” said David Kusnet, a speechwriter for Bill Clinton, who recast his 1992 presidential campaign by branding him the “Man from Hope.” “Her brothers, they are her siblings, they’re a big part of the story.”
The brothers have generally stayed out of the news. In 2016, Warren’s previous practice of helping to buy or finance homes for family members, including her brothers, drew scrutiny from President Trump. She said she had helped family members buy homes and relatives who were construction workers struggling to make a living and declined to comment further for this story.
David is the only one of the brothers who has done media interviews — but they have not always gone well. In 2011, he told the Daily Beast, apparently without prompting, that he did not think Warren was a lesbian."
Maintenance is not the same thing as a Janitor. Maintenance usually tends to fix whatever needs to be fixed and will also clean up if need be. But they tend to be handier and have greater knowledge. So I can see where her brother might find her words to be a tad offensive to their old man. But the race is still young, so there is no telling as to how far Warren is going to stretch the truth in order to better her chances of winning.