Warren Begins Pandering to Native American Community
Support for Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign has been cut in half over the past month, and as her support dwindles, she’s pandering to a demographic she once called family.
According to Mediaite:
Warren and Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley have introduced a bill that would strip the Congressional Medals of Honor that were awarded to participants in the Wounded Knee massacre.
The bill would rescind the twenty Medals of Honor that were awarded “for acts at Wounded Knee Creek on December 29, 1890,” and would remove those soldiers’ names from the Medal of Honor roll.
“The horrifying acts of violence against hundreds of Lakota men, women, and children at Wounded Knee should be condemned, not celebrated with Medals of Honor,” Warren said in a press release. “The Remove the Stain Act acknowledges a profoundly shameful event in U.S. history, and that’s why I’m joining my House colleagues in this effort to advance justice and take a step toward righting wrongs against Native peoples.”
Warren publicly apologized to the Native community in August, telling tribal leaders that she ” made mistakes” (to put it mildly). In that week she apologized, she also released a 9,000-word plan on protecting tribal rights that was twice the length of any other one of her campaign plans, and removed a video on her campaign website arguing her family’s ancestral history. The Cherokee Nation had publicly called Warren’s DNA test she eventually took to prove ancestry “useless.”
Warren is understandably running into difficulty in garnering Native American support, which isn’t surprising when she practically committed racial identity theft against them to advance her career. If she really wants to win the support of Native Americans, I doubt that revoking the medals of men who died a two centuries ago is high on their list of priorities.