This is low. Even for her.
Liberal senator shared a fake experience on Meet the Press.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren has just jumped the shark. The Massachusetts Democrat has been caught lying about being a victim of sexual harassment. The question is: Will the GOP hold her accountable? If they do, this scandal may be too much even for the progressive icon to withstand.
Recently, Warren went on “Meet the Press,” claiming she had a “Me Too” story as well—in reference to the #MeToo campaign, which began after the Harvey Weinstein allegations by countless women as a way to give voice to their experiences of sexual assault and harassment.
“I was a baby law professor and so excited to have my first real teaching job and there was a senior faculty member who would tell dirty jokes and make comments about my appearance,” she said. “And one day he asked me if I would stop by his office, which I didn’t think much about, and I did, and he slammed the door and lunged for me. It was like a bad cartoon. He’s chasing me around the desk trying to get his hands on me and I kept saying ‘You don’t want to do this. You don’t want to do this. I have little children at home. Please don’t do this.’”
She added: “And trying to talk calmly, and at the same time what was flickering through my brain is, if he gets hold of me, I’m gonna punch him right in the face.”
Warren said she then managed to escape the office and refused to tell anyone about it, except her best friend. Yet, she claimed she was deeply shaken by the incident, asking herself if she had done anything to “bring this on.” She said afterwards for a long time she decided to wear “a lot of brown.”
In other words, just like many of the actresses in Hollywood, Warren claims she was sexually assaulted/harassed. She is one of the numerous victims.
There is only one problem: She is lying (again). The faculty member Warren is referring to is law professor Eugene Smith, who was her mentor and close friend at the University of Houston. The reason we know this is because at Smith’s memorial service in 1997 Warren recounted and spoke about the incident. But the account then was dramatically different. In fact, the very opposite.
According to Warren, Smith was her buddy and they were joking around in the office, in which she was laughing uproariously. Numerous witnesses say that, even when speaking at the memorial service, Warren laughed about the alleged incident. Which begs the question: Who cracks jokes about being sexually assaulted? Unless, of course, it never happened.
More importantly, Warren conveniently—and deliberately—left out a seminal fact: Smith suffered from polio. MORE