The Democratic National convention asked Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., to speak at its Native American Caucus meeting, even though she was blasted by the American Indian community just last year for claiming to be of Cherokee heritage.
Elizabeth Warren just spoke at the DNC Native American Caucus Meeting pic.twitter.com/7VoIYpwmBO
— jordan (@JordanUhl) August 18, 2020
For years, Warren claimed to be Native American when she was not.
Then in 2018, she famously revealed a DNA test that proved she is a scant 1/1024th Native American.
Multiple tribal communities criticized her for appropriating their culture in an attempt to score political points.
But the DNC didn’t think twice before asking Warren to publicly address the party’s Native American caucus on Tuesday.
Warren pledged to the Native American Caucus that presidential candidate Joe Biden will “listen” and “stand with Indian Country.”
She then accused President Trump has betrayed the Native American community, even though she was the one widely criticized by Native Americans — not Trump.
As soon as Warren began speaking, the live chat room was flooded with users mocking Warren’s claim to Native American ancestry.
Many referred to Warren as “Pocahontas,” and others referenced “1/1024.”
The chat room became so overwhelmed with these comments that DNC users had to shut it down.
After people started commenting about Elizabeth Warren participating in the Democrat convention’s Native American Caucus meeting, the DNC disabled the chat on the livestream. https://t.co/dmKspu4M2K
— Matt Wolking (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@MattWolking) August 18, 2020
Warren has tried to pretend like the DNA test debacle never happened, scrubbing all tweets, videos, and webpages from her sites that mentioned it, according to Fox News.
She also apologized to the Native American community for making a “mistake.”