Elizabeth Warren’s surprise appearance at luncheon is a head-scratcher: What is she thinking?

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What is Sen. Elizabeth Warren thinking?

The Massachusetts Democrat made a surprise appearance at a luncheon on Tuesday honoring Native American women.

Does she know that this is a glaring reminder of her perpetual lie to the American public? Does she think these little pow-wows will make things better?

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The 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful, who has infamously falsely claimed to be of Native American heritage, was welcomed at the National Indian Women’s ‘Supporting Each Other’ lunch in Washington D.C., the Huffington Post reported.

Tribal leaders and other Native American attendees gave Warren a standing ovation as she was introduced at the event held during an annual meeting of the National Congress of American Indians. She spent time praising Native American women though she did also call on Congress to address more issues like housing, health care and addiction among Native Americans as well as “the alarming number of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls.”

New Mexico Democratic Rep Deb Haaland, who is actually of Native American heritage, called the Massachusetts senator “a great friend to Indian Country.”

“Indian Country needs strong allies like Elizabeth Warren, whose unwavering commitment to Native communities and Native American women and children is needed in this political era,” Haaland said, introducing Warren at the event.

According to HuffPost:

She was warmly welcomed at Tuesday’s event. She could barely make it through the crowd of about 150 people as she was trying to leave, with attendees swarming her for photos and hugs by the door. Before she left, NCAI President Jefferson Keel and National Indian Gaming Association Chairman Ernie Stevens Jr. greeted her and took several photos with her. Prior to the event, the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center also presented Warren with a Native American shawl to thank her for her work on the Violence Against Women Act.

 

Former NIWRC board member and current tribal Supreme Court justice, Brenda Toineeta Pipestem, said it was “important that we show our support for her. We’re not in the room yet.”

“We have to rely on our allies to fight for us behind closed doors and on the floor of the Senate to protect our Native American women and children,” she added.

Warren embarks on her presidential campaign with the lingering controversy over her claim to the ancestry in order to advance her career. As President Trump, who dubbed the lawmaker “Pocahontas,” has continued to mock Warren, the Republican National Committee took a step by filing a complaint with the Texas bar association to discipline her “for lying” on her 1986 Texas Bar registration card.

Warren’s failure of a DNA test back in October only added to the mockery, and the lawmaker made an even less successful attempt last week to apologize and clarify.

But the issue is not likely to be tabled, as the 2020 race bears, Trump and others will probably continue to shine a light on Warren’s dubious claims, and corrections, about her past.

And with the spotlight on the issue, it is a wonder that the senator opted to make her appearance at the event Tuesday.

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