Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenTrump's SEC may negate investors' ability to fight securities fraud Schatz's ignorance of our Anglo-American legal heritage illustrates problem with government Dems ponder gender politics of 2020 nominee MORE (D-Mass.) on Saturday, calling her "Pocahontas" and saying she wouldn't capture the nation's attention as president.
Warren, speaking later on CNN, noted that she spoke to a group of Native Americans last month to say she'd fight for them when Trump uses the slur.
The prominent Democrat has also met with tribal leaders, signed on to legislation supported by Native American activists, and called on Republican President Donald Trump to nominate a director for the Indian Health Service.
President Trump sometimes refers to Warren as "Pocahontas".
Her parents, she said, fell in love as teenagers in Oklahoma and eloped because her mother's Native American heritage made her father's family "bitterly opposed" to the union.More news: How Analysts Feel About Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE:DPZ)?
"That's the story that my brothers and I all learned from our mom and our dad, from our grandparents", Warren said.
Basing her claim on family lore and high cheek bones, the MA lawmaker and potential 2020 presidential candidate is now being called on to take a DNA test for real proof.
In the speech, Warren, who doesn't claim citizenship in a tribe, said, "My mother's family was part Native American".
The senator said she believes the issue was "fully litigated" during the 2012 campaign when her opponent then-Sen. "More than half of all native women have been the victims of sexual violence", she said.
The Democrat, who had reportedly claimed family ties to Cherokee and DE tribes, said she was unaware that the university had promoted her as a minority professor, according to the Associated Press.More news: No vote to be held today on pension reform bill
Warren's playbook has precedent. "And never used it for anything". "I never used it to advance my career".
A directory of law professors listed Warren as a minority from 1986 to 1995, just before she joined Harvard Law School. That's where I'm going to stay focused.
Warren added that while the issue has continued to pop up in her 2018 re-election bid, she doesn't see it as being a major concern to most MA voters.
"It could maybe put that issue to rest", Archilla said, "but I think a lot of people just have issues with Elizabeth Warren in general".More news: LG's flagship is a serious iPhone X lookalike
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