How awkward for Elizabeth Warren. At the far left Netroots Nation conference this week, she was upstaged by a real Native American running for congress.
Dem Candidate Upstages Liz Warren: ‘If Elected, I’ll Be the First Native American Woman in Congress’
Debra Haaland, a Democrat activist and tribal administrator running in New Mexico’s first district, told Netroots Nation on Friday that if elected, she would be the “first Native American,” elected to Congress.
Haaland made the comment before Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), who has been accused of fabricating her Native American heritage — took the stage at the progressive political conference.
“Hello Netroots Nation! My name is Deb Haaland. I’m the Democratic nominee for New Mexico’s first congressional district,” Haaland began. “If elected, I’ll be the first Native American woman In Congress. Thank-you. I’m a citizen of the Pueblo of Laguna and a 35th generation New-Mexican. I’m a single mother to my beautiful queer daughter, a water protector and I’m proud to be here.”
“I recognize we are on indigenous land and I approach you with respect for the tribes whose homeland we stand on now, including the Chitimacha and Houma tribes.”
Watch the video below:
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) August 3, 2018
You couldn’t make this up!