Published: Mon, January 07, 2019
Worldwide | By Angelina Lucas

Warren tests anti-corruption theme to cheers in Iowa debut

Warren tests anti-corruption theme to cheers in Iowa debut

Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who this week formed an exploratory committee for president, was forced to address the results of her infamous DNA test from last fall when a voter confronted her about her motives behind releasing the test's results.

MARTIN: So what are the voters hearing from her?

The former first lady released her memoir Becoming late previous year and it took just 15 days for it to become the highest-selling book published in the U.S. in 2018. She spoke about her working-class upbringing in Oklahoma and vowed to tackle corruption and inequality, arguing that "Washington works great for those with money but not for anyone else". "Those are the issues that I'm gonna talk about".

The controversy with Warren stems back to her early claims of having a Native American ancestor, one that she has stuck by despite critics accusing her of either exaggerating or outright fabricating those assertions.

Although there is scant evidence that Warren used claims of Native American blood to obtain special privileges, Harvard did occasionally refer to Warren a "Native American" staff member while she severed as a law professor there, leading some analysts to believe Warren was more open about her "Native" ancestry than she admits. Warren said, when asked by reporters about the tweet.

Warren's Native American ancestry claims weren't the only struggle she faced on the stump in Iowa, one of the biggest presidential election battleground states. Of course, the first caucuses and primaries are a year away, and a lot can happen between now and then.

Warren's weekend itinerary includes a mix of small and large events.

Warren's itinerary took her through western Iowa, starting in Council Bluffs and Sioux City, two midsize cities on the Missouri River that border Nebraska, before a jaunt to Storm Lake, a meatpacking town with a significant immigrant population.

The announcement that Warren, a liberal from MA, will shut down the Elizabeth Warren Action Fund, came from her spokeswoman, Kristen Orthman.

Elizabeth Warren makes big move toward a 2020 presidential run
The Cherokee Nation responded to the results at the time by arguing that "a DNA test is useless to determine tribal citizenship". Senate on financial issues and a self-described defender of the ordinary American against powerful interests.

"I am not a person of color; I am not a citizen of a tribe", the 2020 presidential hopeful said during a Saturday campaign event in Sioux City, Iowa, according to video of the event.

Like her colleague and ideological ally Sen.

'I can't stop him from hurling racial insults.

"I can't stop Donald Trump from what he's going to do".

"Iowa was devastated in the farm crisis in the 1980s when I grew up there and they understand what it's like to be left behind, to have the economy shift and have the ground fall out underneath you, and Warren understands that", said Katie Porter, a newly elected California congresswoman, in an interview outside a swearing-in day reception for Warren at the Capitol. Fellow Senator Bernie Sanders was there first, with a credible run for the nomination in 2016.

In many ways, Warren's trip showcased the different ways Democratic voters are going about looking for a candidate who can take on Mr. Trump.

"We are Americans, and we have a history of coming together to fight the hard fights", she said.

"And so my decision was: I'm just gonna put it all out there". Warren said she was fed up with "racial slurs" and "a lot of ugly stuff" directed at her, so she chose to "put it all out there" to stop the talking. But she did so with a twist - 1.1 million people got the chance to follow along. Warren's speech lasted just under 20 minutes.

"I don't know if it's important to get into arguments with the president". Tonight I told Rachel @Maddow: Every Democratic candidate for President in 2020 should link arms & pledge to run grassroots campaigns funded by the people.

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