Elizabeth Warren Asked About Why She Took DNA Test at Iowa Event

07 January, 2019, 06:47 | Author: Donnie King
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren visits Council Bluffs

Senator Elizabeth Warren held her first 2020 campaign rally Saturday in Iowa, but it didn't go quite as planned. "That's why I'm in this fight". Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent whose decision to enter the 2016 presidential campaign was partly a reaction to Warren's decision to sit it out, the MA senator seems least at ease when political conversation turns personal. During a debate for her 2018 reelection campaign, Warren tried to defend herself by saying the reason she released the results of her DNA test were to restore trust in government again.

Progressives who wanted to draft Warren to run for president in 2016 kicked off their campaign in the state. A number of university officials referred to her as a Native American, with an article included in 1997 Fordham University Law Review calling her Harvard's "first woman of color", the New York Times reported back in 2012.

It's a message that echoed with an audience in the working-class cities of Council Bluffs on Friday evening and Sioux City on Saturday morning and lit up the crowd in the liberal state capital of Des Moines Saturday evening. "I am not a citizen of a tribe". Warren said she was fed up with "racial slurs" and "a lot of ugly stuff" directed at her, so she chose to "put it all out there" to stop the talking.

Trump promised that, if he were to ever debate Warren in a general election, he'd give a million dollars to charity if Warren would take a test to prove her heritage. She's certainly not the last candidate they'll be hearing from.

Urging any Democratic candidates who launch 2020 presidential campaigns to follow suit, Sen. "Tribes - and only tribes - determine tribal citizenship", she said, adding that she understands a difference between having an "ancestry" and being a tribe member.


"I've spent my career getting to the bottom of why America's promise works for some families, but others, who work just as hard, slip through the cracks into disaster", Warren said in the video. Elizabeth Warren will never be able to catch a break from being grilled about her presumed Cherokee heritage.

With a New Year's Eve announcement of an exploratory presidential bid, Warren already beat several competitors to the punch and was dominating the news cycle last week nationally.

She's fighting to gain attention and support in what could be the most crowded Democratic presidential field ever; fighting the negative perceptions of her peculiar DNA test rollout showing a distant Native American ancestor; fighting an economic system she insists is rigged, on the heels of a hugely positive jobs report.

"She's not afraid to stand toe to toe with Trump", he said.

Trump, who joined a chorus of Republicans in attacking Warren for years over her claim of being Native, has repeatedly used the racist nickname "Pocahontas" to mock Warren. We'll look at the pros and cons of the politicians candidacy, his or her record on LGBTQ issues and the odds of their campaign's success. "I think we're just off track, we're off track as a country and we have to get back on center". Of course, the first caucuses and primaries are a year away, and a lot can happen between now and then. Many said they were impressed. You know, she talks for about 15-20 minutes and then takes questions from the audience.

Warren's desire to be relatable came full circle during her trip to Iowa, in which she awkwardly "admitted" to purchasing things on Amazon when asked about internet regulation.

Warren's staff logged the names and contact information for those interested in more information.


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