Senator Elizabeth Warren is expected to formally launch her presidential bid in MA on Saturday with a populist call to fight economic inequality - a message she hopes will distinguish her in a crowded Democratic field and help her move past the controversy over her prior claims to Native American heritage. "I was told ever since I was a young child that we are part Native American". Still, about as many Democrats said they'd be at least somewhat likely to support Ms Warren as said the same of Ms Harris or Mr Sanders. I'm not taking a dime of PAC money in this campaign ... "I think the story needs to come back to more of that, which is hard in this day and age". "I want to see a revival of civic grace". Supporters hope that reputation will eclipse any image of her as someone who misrepresented herself as a Native American for years.
"Real democracy requires equal justice under law ..."
"It's a story about power - our power - when we fight together", she said. "No matter what they do, they grow richer and more powerful", Warren said. Our movement won't be divided by our differences.
She also backed a constitutional amendment to ensure the right to vote, and she advocated for tightening ethics requirements on members of Congress and even Supreme Court justices. "Because change is coming faster than you think".
Collette Richard, an 18-year-old Des Moines resident and registered Democrat, reacted to the Washington Post story by saying she does not believe the issue should sway voters. The enmity between the two politicians is no secret, but Warren focused on emphasizing the policies she wanted to enact rather than criticizing those now in use.
In addition to being a fierce Trump critic, Warren is an outspoken critic of Wall Street who gained national notoriety for her efforts to create the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to regulate large banks. It's possible the lesson Warren took from both races was to not dwell too much on the topic.
Ms Warren announced her campaign in her home state of MA at a mill site where largely immigrant factory workers went on strike about 100 years ago, a fitting forum for the longtime consumer advocate to advance her platform.
The report, which marked the first instance yet of Warren making the assertion in her own handwriting, prompted new apologies from the senator. "This go-around, Warren needs to deal with the issue now, rather than in October 2020". Trump may have been an outlier, but he was a far different outlier than what Warren represents. Kirsten Gillibrand announced almost three weeks later that she was also launching an exploratory committee to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020.
The Cherokee Nation criticized Warren's announcement a year ago, saying her use of a DNA test is "useless" for determining tribal citizenship and that using DNA analysis to determine connection to any tribal nation is "inappropriate and wrong".