Elizabeth Warren has never been popular with people in the center or on the right. But now she’s taking heat from her own far-left fans, too.
The Boston Herald reports:
Reed: Warren under fire from all sides
It’s quickly becoming the winter of her discontent for U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren. No matter which direction she looks, she faces political headaches.
From the right, a fresh barrage of stories broke this week about the mysterious $1.3 million line of credit on her Cambridge home, a development first reported by the Boston Herald in 2015. For two years in a row, Warren failed to list it on the financial disclosure form all senators complete each year.
The purpose of the line of credit remains murky, and Warren’s staff claims she is not required by law to report it…
Even Warren’s support among liberals was put to the test this week. Days after the WBUR poll, Warren again tried to score some bipartisan points by announcing her support for Dr. Ben Carson to become the next housing and urban development secretary.
Her supporters were having none of it, and the backlash was swift and unsparing. A headline from the reliably pro-Warren Daily Kos blared, “ ‘The Resistance’ crumbles: Warren Approves Carson.” Hours later, Warren was forced to post a defensive 488-word Facebook explanation attempting to calm her enraged supporters.
Some Democrats have suggested Warren should run for president in 2020. But if she can’t even get support from progressives, she probably shouldn’t bother.