While the mainstream media has plenty of say about Senator Elizabeth Warren, it has studiously avoided mentioning her politically active daughter Amelia Warren Tyagi, and it’s not hard to see why.
A quick look at the young woman’s past makes it apparent that she is clearly involved in shady dealings to help get her mom elected. What’s more, Tyagi is also involved in work that journalists would find utterly reprehensible if the same line of work involved one of President Donald Trump’s adult children.
Tyagi’s involvement in her mother’s campaign came to light earlier this month when the Working Families Party endorsed Warren for president. The move was a surprise to many people given the fact that the party endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders in 2016. Sanders garnered more than 80% of the vote that time around, and his policies have not changed over the last few years. At that time, it emerged that Amelia Warren Tyagi is the board chair of Demos, a liberal think tank that “just so happened” to donate $45,000 to the Working Families Party. This was the first time that Demos has ever given money to the WFP.
The WFP uses a unique election system where leadership votes count more than votes from ordinary members. This means that many of Warren’s votes may have come from party leaders rather than grassroots members. However, no-one knows for certain whether most members actually support Warren or not, because the Working Families Party is refusing to release the details of the vote — even though they did in 2016.
Party leaders are saying that they want to keep tallies secret to “promote unity,” but the move smells just like a cover-up. This “unity” isn’t stopping sources familiar with the WFP from reporting that the $45,000 initial “donation” was meant to send a signal to the party that the Warren campaign has money for them.
At the same time, buying votes for mommy isn’t Tyagi’s only line of work. She has also worked as a consultant for McKinsey, a consulting firm that is best-known for legitimizing mass layoffs. McKinsey not only encourages companies to let go of employees during difficult times, but also when the company is doing well financially. Tyagi is also a co-founder of a venture capital-backed health benefits firm, which was later acquired by United Health Group.
While Warren is touring the country telling voters about the evils of wealthy capitalist firms and individuals, her own daughter is busy supporting them.
It’s fast becoming common knowledge that Elizabeth Warren has no problem using underhand tactics to get what she wants. Her refusal to state the obvious fact that her Medicare for All plan would bring about a tax raise on middle-class voters resulted in even liberal journalists and fellow Democrat presidential candidates calling her out for her dishonesty. The move to buy off the Working Families Party’s leadership in order to boost her national campaign was likely just one more shady maneuver.
The recent buyout may very well backfire, as savvy journalists realize the very obvious connection between the WFP vote and a sizable donation from a liberal think tank managed by Warren’s own daughter. While the mainstream news media is turning a blind eye to the scandal, Sanders’ supporters are not — and many of these individuals may very well choose to stay home on election day.