For John, BLUF: Maybe she is leading from behind. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From The Hill and Reporter Jordain Carney.
Here is the lede:
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) blasted President-Elect Donald Trump on Monday for his criticism of Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.).In case you missed it, Rep John Lewis, on one of the Sunday News Shows, called President Trump's election "illegitimate". Mr Trump, defending his election as President, said that Rep John Lewis But, this is the key paragraph. Our "straight shooting" Senator faltered.
Warren was pressed after her speech Monday on whether she agrees with Lewis that Trump is an illegitimate president, but sidestepped the question.She waffled. Having joined with Congress in approving the vote of the Electoral College, thus agreeing that President Elect Trump was legitimately elected, she turned coy. She equivocated. She dodged the question in true political fashion. And, while she was unable to Confirm that she accepted Donald Trump as duly elected, she was equally unwilling to accept Rep Lewis' characterization of Mr Trump as illegitimate.
That said, The InstaPundit linked to a Boston Herald article from Yesterday, "Mass. Democrats talk up 'peaceful transfer of power' at MLK breakfast". Here is the lede plus two:
The state's top Democratic leaders are defending their attendance at Donald Trump's inauguration Friday, confident a show of their faces will not be mistaken as a show of support for the president-elect.Yes, I am confused. Does she think a President Trump is legitimate or does she not? Only her hairdresser knows.♠
"I don't think there's anyone who's going to be confused about where I stand," a smiling U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren said today.
"This is about orderly transfer of power. I will be there. I feel like it's my job to be there," said Warren, arguably the Democratic Party's go-to attack dog where Trump is concerned, after speaking at the 47th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.
Regards — Cliff
♠ Classic reference.