Elizabeth Warren not running for president

Frederick Owens
March 12, 2018

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of MA says she has no intention of running for president in 2020, but she also is leaving herself room to reconsider.

President Donald Trump has constantly derided Warren, widely regarded as a likely 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, as "Pocahontas". "It's a part of me, and nobody is going to take that part of me away - not ever", Warren said. "My mom and dad were born and raised out in Oklahoma, and my daddy was in his teens when he fell in love with my mother".

"This is a group that is being injured every single day", Warren said.

"My daddy first saw my mother when they were both teenagers".

Speaking to Native Americans, Sen.

"It's been just fine for my brothers and me", she said.

Cedric Cromwell is tribal council chairman for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, which has tried for years to persuade federal officials that it qualifies to have more than 300 acres of land in MA taken into trust. We owe it to people living in native communities. What's wrong with knowing whether her family's story was the truth? Nagle wrote in an opinion piece in The Boston Globe following Warren's speech.

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Warren didn't answer on that front.

Warren also confirmed that she has no plans of running against Trump in 2020. Rob Gray, a Republican political analyst, said the criticism could hurt Warren more if it came from a rival Democrat. "It comes down to authenticity and whether she's believable and trustworthy".

Warren, a senator from MA says she will focus on winning re-election this year and representing the people of MA. Think Mitt Romney's 2007 speech to quell concerns about his Mormon faith or Obama's 2008 address about race.

Warren has faced questions about her Native American ancestry since the Boston Herald reported in 2012 that a Harvard Law spokesman had referred to her as Native American.

Warren defended herself on NBC's "Meet the Press with Chuck Todd" Sunday morning when asked what she thought about taking an easily accessible DNA test, such as those offered by 23andMe or Ancestry, to settle the ongoing controversy over her heritage. "I never used it to advance my career". "They call her Pocahontas".

"Side issues may be fun to talk about for ideologues, but by and large the public isn't paying attention", he said.

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