On Tuesday, embattled Democrat Senator and 2020 presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren raised eyebrows with an unannounced stop at the National Conference of American Indians.
Senator Warren’s visit came shortly after a public apology in regards to her lengthy history of claiming Native American ancestry, which she recently admitted was not true.
Warren, who made the formal announcement that she would be seeking the White House recently, has drawn harsh condemnation from Republicans and Democrats alike for her frequent claims of Native American heritage, including a scandalous DNA test.
President Trump, himself, has repeatedly sparred with Warren throughout the duration of his time in office, and has mockingly referred to her as “Pocahontas” on numerous occasions.
From The Washington Examiner
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., made a surprise visit Tuesday to a Native American conference in Washington, D.C.
Her appearance at the National Conference of American Indians comes just a few days after formally announcing her candidacy for president and after she apologized amid a wave of backlash from political allies and enemies alike for identifying as Native American in the past, including during her time as a professor at Harvard University and other colleges, and for taking a DNA test last year to show she had Native American roots.
This wasn’t the first time Warren has appeared at the conference. She also made a surprise stop at the 2018 event, where she spoke and received a standing ovation months before she publicized the DNA results.
A spokesperson for the National Congress of American Indians told the Washington Examiner that Warren did not speak at the conference this year, but did attend the National Indian Women Honor Luncheon where she did deliver remarks.
According to Huffington Post, Warren said she attended the event to help lift up Native American voices, specifically mentioning Reps. Deb Haaland, D-N.M., and Sharice Davids, D-Kan.; the first two Native women elected to Congress.
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