Sen. Elizabeth Warren Speaks at Native American Event

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Speaks at Native American Event

Warren said she would "strengthen democracy" by making partisan gerrymandering illegal and enacting constitutional amendments to protect voting rights.

Sheri Clark Nadell, a ME resident who traveled to Warren's New Hampshire event, said that while she likes Sanders and voted for him in his previous campaign, she is less inclined to do so now.

US Senator Elizabeth Warren formally announced her candidacy for the White House on Saturday (Sunday NZ time), and hours later President Donald Trump weighed in on his newest campaign opponent, appearing to make a joke with reference to the Trail of Tears.

She was scheduled to travel later in the day to New Hampshire, home of the nation's first primary, where Ms Warren could have an advantage as a neighbouring-state resident with high name recognition.

Warren has faced strong criticism for her claims of Native American ancestry, especially from tribal leaders who have ripped her attempts to confirm that she has some Native American ancestry via a DNA test as a "mockery out of DNA tests and its legitimate uses while also dishonoring tribal governments and their citizens". Pretending to be an Indian for most of her life in order to gain advantage and power is as bad as the other Democrats applying blackface. Then, the Washington Post learned that Warren hand-wrote "American Indian" as her "race", on a State Bar of Texas registration card from 1986.


Trump's re-election campaign issued a dismissive statement ahead of Warren's announcement, saying she had "been exposed as a fraud by the Native Americans she impersonated and disrespected to advance her professional career". 'That's why I apologized to Chief Baker and why I made a very public apology about it, ' she said.

"I can't go back", she said. "I am in this fight all the way".

This isn't the first time Trump mocked Warren about her claims of Native American ancestry in a tweet.

Warren was introduced Tuesday by New Mexico Democratic Rep Deb Haaland, one of two Native Americans serving in Congress, who called the MA senator "a great friend to Indian Country". "The fight to build an America where dreams are possible, an America that works for everyone. She's forceful and, let's say it - she persists!" "Because that's not only how we win, but that's how we're gonna make the change we need to make".

Warren's campaign did not inform reporters that she would be attending or speaking at the Tuesday luncheon, instead sharing her prepared remarks - which an aide said she did not deviate from - after the event.

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