I don’t know if this is genuine to the Howard Community College or, in general, to community colleges, but the fact of the matter is that all graduates with a memorable mention at their graduation are offered a title as being part of the “Board of Trustees”. This is like a honorary title, if you want. I receive no pay, I get no voting rights, nor do I attend most meetings. But I do receive a newsletter, have a parking space, and get occasional e-mails on this address provided by HCC. It’s no big thing, as you can see. And I will proceed to the removal of this from my website since it is causing so much “controversy”.
A subsequent investigation by IPR’s William Saturn confirmed that Briscoe is in fact a current student, not a graduate, prompting Boston Tea Party national chair Darryl Perry to demand additional answers from Briscoe.
Briscoe‘s campaign has responded with the following statement posted on the website of her campaign manager Pierre Creveaux:
“In the past few days, many things have been said about the Briscoe candidacy. Allegations have been raised, questions asked, and answers sought. Many had claimed this was just the work of a few individuals trying to end our road to victory, but we wish to underline that we fully understand the background and seriousness of most of these questions.
“First of all, we want to make sure that everybody understands that this presidential ticket has no relation whatsoever with Russia, Donald Trump, or the Republican Party. Our campaign receives no funding, no publicity, nor any help of the sort from them, as was theorized by some. Moreover, we want to clarify that Chairman Perry has no contact with the Putin Government in Moscow, and our foreign policy platform is only based on peaceful and commercial bases and has no spécial interest included in it.
“This has been a ridiculous claim by some, in our opinion, and raising this issue may have led to a wrong portraying of both our candidacy and the Boston Tea Party’s legitimacy as a serious polical party. But it had to be answered as it was raised on the first place.
“Now, when it comes to the education credentials of Tiffany Briscoe, the problem is more legitimate. What started as a simple misunderstanding between campaign officials and the presidential candidate grew into a misrepresentation of the truth. Tiffany Briscoe did not receive her degree yet, even though she is able to receive it by now. She will complete her degree at Howard Community College in May.
“This being said, we need to say that Tiffany Briscoe apologizes for ignoring the importance of such a major detail in her background.
“But we have work to do. Souls to free, individuals to liberate, and a society to heal. Our campaign will go back to work as fully as possible, with both Tiffany and Kimberly working on their separate fronts. Our official platform will be released by the end of the month, while our ballot access campaigns in Colorado and Vermont will hopefully soon be materialized.”.
* A slightly different version of the same statement written in the first person is on Tiffany Briscoe’s campaign site.
* BTP Chair Darryl Perry replied
On January 14, I requested that Tiffany Briscoe clarify whether or not she had falsely represented herself to the Party.
Two statements have been issued by her campaign; one of which was issued by someone on her behalf, the other re-written by Ms. Briscoe. She wrote, “What started as a simple misunderstanding… grew into a misrepresentation of the truth.
“… I want to say that I apologize for ignoring the importance of such a major detail in my background, as well as to Chairman Perry, who may have been accused wrongly for my wrongdoings.”
I want to thank Ms. Briscoe for clearing up this issue. I hope that we, as a Party, can put this issue behind us and move forward with this campaign.
In Peace, Freedom, Love & Liberty,
Darryl W. Perry
Chair Boston Tea Party National Committee