According to the acting registrar of Howard Community College, Boston Tea Party (BTP) presidential nominee Tiffany Briscoe is not a graduate of the school, but rather a current student. The information, which was e-mailed to IPR from the registrar, contradicts Briscoe’s campaign website, which claims:
[Briscoe] is part of the Board of Trustees of the Howard Community College, of which she is a former graduate…
Briscoe has previously acknowledged that she is not a part of the Board of Trustees, explaining last week:
all graduates with a memorable mention at their graduation are offered a title as being part of the ‘Board of Trustees’.
However, this no longer seems possible if Briscoe did not graduate. Nevertheless, investigations are continuing on the issue, and Briscoe has yet to respond to the registrar’s statement.
The news seems to confirm an investigation by former BTP presidential candidate Robert Milnes, who wrote on January 7:
I called Howard Community College. 443-518-1000 President’s Office 443-518-1820. Reportedly Tiffany Briscoe, in contradiction to her website tab Who is Tiffany is not a graduate of HCC nor is presently a member of the Board of Trustees. The President’s Office asked me some questions and I referred them to Briscoe’s website and BTP website. I think they were concerned that a student was claiming to be a graduate and a member of the Board of Trustees, but that is just what I think…
On January 10, he elaborated:
I suspect Tiffany Briscoe is actually not a graduate of HCC. On her Cambridge Who’s Who press release website dated February 4, 2011 www.cambridgepublicrelations.com/tiffany-briscoe is stated “Ms. Briscoe earned an associate degree in general studies from Howard Community College.”
Now, when you type Tiffany Briscoe into HCC’s search engine you get 3 results. The first says Board of Trustees-Howard Community College then the name Tiffany Briscoe followed by several others with a date 11-30-11 and refers inside to a December graduation date.
The second result is irrelevant in that it does not refer to Tiffany Briscoe.
The third is another document Titled Board of Trustees-Howard Community College followed by the name Tiffany Briscoe followed by several other names with a 08-24-11 August graduation date.
This begs the question, if Briscoe had an associates degree in general studies from HCC on or before February 4, 2011, why would she apply again in August then again in November?
Just yesterday, he wrote:
Just spoke with HCC Acting Registrar Eli Stav. He said Tiffany Briscoe has no degree/did not graduate and there is no photo available. It is not required.
In addition, Milnes also claims that Briscoe’s campaign manager Pierre Alexandre Crevaux called and offered him the vice-presidential position on different state ballots in “a standard reactionary political practice-to placate the loser.” However, Kimberly Johnson-Barrick has already been chosen as Briscoe’s running mate. In response, Crevaux said:
Honestly, such an issue wouldn’t even be considerable since I am not the one taking care of such decisions…
I guess he loves to make this campaign look ridiculous. There is no chance of collaboration like that. The man is accusing me of being a mix of Putin, Trump, and the GOP. I think ignoring him will be the best cure from now on.
Milnes says that Crevaux is “a fricken liar-in the least.”