Elizabeth Warren Is Asked About Being Called 'Pocahontas' By Trump

Elizabeth Warren Is Asked About Being Called 'Pocahontas' By Trump

On Sunday, she appeared on NBC News, CNN and Fox News Sunday - a national media blitz that doesn't scream "focused on MA".

"I am in this fight to retain my Senate seat in 2018", 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.

President Donald Trump has constantly derided Warren, widely regarded as a likely 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, as "Pocahontas".

On her ancestry, the Massachusetts Senator says: "It's a part of who I am and no one's ever going to take that away".

An analysis of the bill from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said its passage would increase the likelihood of a major financial institution cratering or a financial crisis, a point Warren cited during the interview, taped Saturday. She said her goal was to raise awareness about Native American issues everytime someone asks about her family history.

"Let me tell you a little bit about my family", Warren said, going on to say that her father's family were opposed to her parents' marriage because her mother was part Native American.

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"Look, I do know", she responded. "I know who I am", Warren said Sunday on NBC News' "Meet the Press", in comments carried by the Hill. When asked about her claim of Native American heritage, however, the MA lawmaker deflected, citing her family history and what she had been told by her parents.

Native women are subjected to sexual violence at rates much higher than any other group in our country. I never used my family tree to get a break or get ahead.

Harvard Law School professor Charles Fried, who helped recruit Warren, has called any suggestion she enjoyed an affirmative-action benefit "nonsense".

Certainly not a DNA test that might actually establish who she is.

In an op-ed titled, "Taking a DNA test could solve at least one of Elizabeth Warren's political problems", Vennochi took a pot shot at Trump as she acknowledged that the issue must be dealt with.

The speech was a clear attempt to put the controversy around her claims of heritage to rest and potentially another sign of 2020 presidential ambitions.

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