While the National Congress of American Indians Tribal Summit being held in Washington, D.C. will be hosting several members of Congress, it’s who is not attending that is causing some snickers.
The Republican National Committee asked where is “FAUXCAHONTAS,” poking fun at Sen. Elizabeth Warren who was “noticeably absent” from the summit which runs from Monday through Thursday.
“Notably absent from the list is the only current U.S. Senator who has claimed minority status as a Native American, Elizabeth Warren,” RNC research director, Mike Reed, wrote in an email blast, according to The Washington Times. “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.’”
But the Massachusetts Democrat was not on hand to join others at the summit, like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
President Trump has mocked Warren as “Pocahontas” on many occasions, slamming her unproven claims of Native American ancestry.
Reed’s email noted that Warren likely did not want to address the topic and opted out of the summit. He added a link in his email to a Boston Globe story last month that warned the ancestry issue could pose a major problem should Warren pursue a 2020 presidential run following a re-election bid for her Senate seat this fall.
Twitter users found the irony f Warren’s absence at the tribal conference very amusing.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 13, 2018
Pocahontas Looks Like She Will be a No Show for Big Tribal Indian Summit https://t.co/J22MC8op01
— One Sorry President (@0bama_2012) February 13, 2018
I guess she didn’t see the smoke signals about the meetings
— Rick G (@RickG60640185) February 14, 2018
It goes to the heart of her character. She got an edge over other people early in her career with a lie about her heritage. Woe to the Democrats if she gets the nomination. It will make them look like hypocrites.
— Diogenes Synope (@diogenessynope) February 14, 2018
— Kate Mitchellicious (@KateMM2017) February 14, 2018
Pocahontas, Pocahontas, wherefore art thou Pocahontas? pic.twitter.com/7m5r2zHdil
— Deptee Dawg 🇺🇸🚔 (@DepteeDawg) February 13, 2018
Elizabeth Warren was probably hunting for deer to bring back to the teepee for dinner! Don’t be hard on her!
— Joey Mannarino (@JTMann05) February 13, 2018
UPDATE: Elizabeth Warren DID eventually show and made a phony statement about having Native American heritage.
BREAKING: Elizabeth Warren just took the stage at the National Congress of American Indians. In a surprise appearance, she plans to forcefully rebut Trump’s use of “Pocahontas” as a slur, address the issue of her heritage more directly, and pledge to work on Native issues. pic.twitter.com/SIP00peTNB
— Matt Viser (@mviser) February 14, 2018
Yesterday, I noted that Elizabeth Warren was skipping an American Indian summit in DC.
She made a surprise appearance at the summit today to slander people questioning her background and still provided no proof that she is actually Native American.https://t.co/nc0KXhb7WB
— Amber Athey (@amber_athey) February 14, 2018
NEWSFLASH: Elizabeth Warren is literally appropriating Native American heritage right now and the people who normally freak out about this are giving her a pass.
— RBe (@RBPundit) February 14, 2018
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