Elizabeth Warren, Just Back from Iowa, Is 'Not a Person of Color'
Jan 09 2019
The controversy with Warren stems back to her early claims of having a Native American ancestor, one that she has stuck by despite critics accusing her of either exaggerating or outright fabricating those assertions.
That was true from specifics - her demand that presidential candidates release their tax data, which the president has refused to do - to the generic - her repeated lament that the middle class has been hollowed out as economic and political fairness has been lost. She says it explains why so many working Americans are struggling to pay for everything from housing to college to health care.
"I can't stop Donald Trump from what he's going to do". Warren had several subsequent opportunities in the 1990s to correct the record and clarify that she is "not a person of color", but took no action then either.
Warren's trip - her first to Iowa since 2014 - caps a week in which she took significant steps to formalise her 2020 efforts by launching a presidential exploratory committee and hiring a team of veteran Iowa staffers.
By the time she reached Des Moines in Iowa, her voice was raspy and she told the audience she had developed a cold.
Warren's critiques of Wall Street's political influence struck a chord with numerous Iowans who came to see her, 13 months ahead of the Iowa caucuses that formally kick off the nomination race.
During a Saturday morning (Sunday NZT) event in Sioux City, audience members were given the chance to ask the MA senator questions.
Whereas Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-.N.Y.) uses social media easily - whether one agrees with her politics or not - Warren comes off as trying too hard.
In Iowa, Warren presented a narrative of a middle-class forgotten by Washington, victimized by corporate greed, and steadily falling behind. "That thought is there, so I want to see how she addresses that [concern]".
Warren added, "What I can do is I can be in this fight for all of our families". "We need to call it out for what it is: It is corruption, pure and simple". Warren raised her hands in the air and did a little kick to show her moves.
"Excitement? No", Cupp said, pointing to polls that show there is "far more support for former Vice President Joe Biden, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker and even Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke, who until a year ago, most people had never heard of". "The good news is, nevertheless, I persist".
"Did you have someone specific in mind?" she cracked.
"Tribes - and only tribes - determine tribal citizenship, and I respect that difference", Warren told a voter in Sioux City who asked her about her decision to use a DNA test to prove that she had partial Native American ancestry, according to CNN. Trump has dubbed Warren "Pocahontas" to mock the claim, although many have also classified his continued use of the name as a "racial slur". She also took questions from reporters after four of her five events. The trip to Iowa, her first in four years, marked the start of many this year by Democrats competing in the state's first-in-the-nation caucuses, now scheduled for February 3, 2020. Responded the MA senator, per CNN: "I am not a person of color".
A Minnesota man was arrested Saturday for allegedly attempting to disrupt a campaign event in Storm Lake for 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren. " The move shows the MA senator is now certain to make campaign finance reform a central tenet of her run - an idea which is already beginning to draw anger within her own party".