Sen. Warren Apologizes For Claiming Native American Ancestry
Reprinted with permission from Alternet
President Donald Trump hoped to derail Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s political ambitions when he mocked her as “Pocahontas” for saying that she has some Native American heritage — instead, the Massachusetts senator has been surging in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, competing with Sen. Bernie Sanders for the #2 spot in some recent polls. And Warren, appearing at a Native American conference in Sioux City, Iowa on Monday, acknowledged that she has “made mistakes” but welcomed an opportunity to address Native American concerns.
“Like anyone who is being honest with themselves, I know that I have made mistakes,” Warren said at the forum. “I am sorry for harm I have caused. I have listened, and I have learned a lot — and I am grateful for the many conversations that we’ve had together.”
Warren added, “It is a great honor to be able to partner with Indian country, and that is what I’ve tried to do as a senator. And that’s what I promise I will do as president of the United States of America.”
Sen. Warren at Native American Issues Forum: "I know that I have made mistakes. I am sorry for harm I have caused. I have listened and I have learned a lot, and I am grateful for the many conversations that we've had together.
It is a great honor to partner with Indian country." pic.twitter.com/ta0NZDte4q
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) August 19, 2019
Last week, Warren released policy proposals to help Native Americans.