Sen. Elizabeth Warren, better known as Fauxcahontas for claiming deep Native American roots with little to back it up, has decided to skip the National Congress of American Indians Tribal Summit happening right now in Washington D.C. Strange, right?
Her absence has become fodder for The Republican National Committee director Mike Reed, who sent out the following e-mail:
Notably absent from the list is the only current U.S. Senator who has claimed minority status as a Native American, Elizabeth Warren. To this day, Warren claims to be “proud” of her Native American heritage and speaks of how her family “spoke more forcefully than ever about the importance of not forgetting our Native American roots.”
Reed noted that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will give a speech at the summit that runs all week along with several senators who are doing the same. He also included the following link, according to The Washington Times:
Mr. Reed surmised that Ms. Warren is not attending because she doesn’t want to address the issue, and included a link to a story in the Boston Globe last month that said the issue could trip up Ms. Warren as she lays the groundwork for a presidential run in 2020.
The report said Ms. Warren’s claim is based on family lore and that in 1984 she contributed five recipes to a Native American cookbook called “Pow Wow Chow: A Collection of Recipes From Families of The Five Civilized Tribes: Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole” and that she was identified in the book as “Elizabeth Warren, Cherokee.”
However, this proud “Cherokee” couldn’t find the time in her busy schedule to come and support her “people.” Oh, well, maybe next year.