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Elizabeth Warren proposes bill that would triple the IRS budget in order to ‘crack down’ on ‘wealthy tax cheats’

Far-left Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) introduced legislation Monday that would nearly triple the current budget of the Internal Revenue Service, in order to “crack down” on “wealthy tax cheats” in the U.S.

What are the details?

Warren’s office said in a press release that her bill, Restoring the IRS Act of 2021, “would provide the IRS with the resources it needs to crack down on tax dodging by the rich and corporations.” The release states that the aim of the bill is to “stop wealthy tax cheats and close the tax gap.”

“For too long, the wealthiest Americans and big corporations have been able to use lawyers, accountants, and lobbyists to avoid paying their fair share – and budget cuts have hollowed out the IRS so it doesn’t have the resources to go after wealthy tax cheats,” Warren said in a statement. “The IRS should have more – and more stable – resources to do its job, and my bill would do just that.”

The senator’s proposal would increase the IRS’s budget to $31.5 billion, which is almost three times as much as its current budget of $11.9 billion.

The Hill reported that the IRS hit its peak budget level in 2010. After adjusting for inflation, according to the outlet, Warren’s bill would more than double the 2010 budgetary figure.

What else?

Beyond bolstering the IRS’s budget, Warren’s bill would add additional reporting requirements for banks to disclose activities of their clients.

It would further require the tax collection agency “to create a plan, and report annually on implementation progress, to shift audits towards high-income, high-wealth tax filers and corporations.”

If made into law, the bill would also increase tax penalties for underpayment on taxpayers with income above $2 million, and apply the False Claims Act —additional charges for allegedly lying to the government — to taxpayers who earn more than $10 million who have a misstatement on their return.

The IRS would also have to “conduct an analysis of racial disparities in the agency’s enforcement activity.”

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Facebook should not have the power to ban Donald Trump says … Elizabeth Warren

The Facebook oversight board’s ruling this week upholding the social media platform’s decision to kick President Donald Trump off his Facebook and Instagram accounts elicited cheers from anti-Trump voices across the U.S. — especially the former president’s left-wing critics.

But one notorious Trump-hating leftist wasn’t so thrilled about the media giant’s move: Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

Instead, Warren ripped the company for its move — despite the fact that she is glad the former president is no longer on Facebook and considers him to be a “real danger.”

What did she say?

The woman Trump loved to taunt with the moniker “Pocahontas”
appeared on Cheddar News following the Wednesday announcement and told the outlet that it was not OK for the platform to ban Trump and that the move was just one more example that Facebook has too much power.

“I’m glad that he’s not on Facebook,” Warren said. “I think that he poses a real danger. But I don’t think that Facebook ought to have this kind of power.”

What would the left-wing lawmaker like to see happen to Facebook and other tech giants? Like Republican Sen. Josh Hawley (Mo.), she wants the government to break them up.

“We need to break up these giant tech companies,” Warren declared. “And Facebook is one of them.”

She said she doesn’t like that Facebook kills competition — and not just with private business. They’re competing with the all-powerful U.S. government.

“They are crushing competition, and in cases like Facebook, they’re acting like they’re bigger than government,” Warren stated.

“The group that made this decision calls itself ‘the Supreme Court,'” she added, pointing to the oversight board. “They are not the Supreme Court, they’re part of a private company. They need to be broken up.”

“We need a chance for competition to flourish here, and we need a chance to have some power that balances out what these giants are up to,” Warren said without clarifying whether she was talking about balancing competition and power for private enterprise or the government.

Not Warren’s first objection to a Trump ban

Back on Oct. 2, 2019, a reporter asked Warren, who was campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination, whether Trump should be banned from Twitter.

The senator responded, laughing, “No.”

And during the Oct. 15, 2019, Democratic presidential nomination debate, then-Sen. Kamala Harris called on Twitter to ban Trump from its platform.

The future vice president attempted to pressure Warren into backing her up the declaration, but Warren wasn’t having it.

From NBC News:

Sen. Elizabeth Warren refused to take Sen. Kamala Harris’ bait when she asked at the debate Tuesday night that Warren join her in calling for Twitter to suspend President Donald Trump from the social media platform.

“I don’t just want to push Trump off Twitter, I want to push him out of the White House,” Warren said at the Ohio debate.

(H/T: Mediaite)

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Elizabeth Warren just called the filibuster racist. She used ?it last year against Tim Scott’s police reform bill.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) may have just inadvertently cast herself as a racist.

The progressive senator told Axios in an interview Thursday that the legislative filibuster — a rule that dates back to the 1800s and requires 60 votes for most legislation to pass in the Senate — is rooted in racism and should be removed because it effectively gives the minority party veto power.

“The filibuster has deep roots in racism, and it should not be permitted to serve that function, or to create a veto for the minority. In a democracy, it’s majority rules,” she argued amid renewed debate over the potential elimination of the parliamentary procedure.

Warren noted that the filibuster was not included in the founders’ original framework, but was “a later creation that was designed to give the South the ability to veto any effective civil rights legislation or anti-lynching legislation.”

Leaving any subsequent parliamentary debate aside, the more relevant subject is that Warren herself, despite decrying the rule, has utilized it within the last year while in the minority party — and against a black senator, no less.

Last June, Democratic lawmakers in the Senate voted to block police reform legislation put forward by Republican Sen. Tim Scott in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death. The legislation failed to surpass the 60-vote threshold assigned by the filibuster. Only three Democrats in chamber voted to advance the bill, and Warren was not one of them.

After his bill was stymied, Scott called out his Democratic colleagues for their shameful decision to play partisan political games with such an important issue.

“Unfortunately, the Democrats really want to hold on to this issue,” Scott said. “They believe they’re going to win in November, so they’d rather write their own reform bill without any input from the Republican Party.”

“Was it racist then?” asked CNN’s Scott Jennings about the revelation that Warren used the filibuster in June 2020.

Fox News contributor and former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer said, “Given how often Warren filibustered when she was in the minority, does this make her a racist? Anyone who covers this without mentioning her record is not telling the full story.”

Warren announced her support for ending the Senate filibuster in 2019, and now she is calling it racist in 2021. That places her use of the filibuster to block Scott’s bill smack-dab in the middle of her outspoken opposition to it.

She probably would rather people just overlook her blatant hypocrisy, but it’s hard to ignore.

(H/T: Daily Caller)

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Warren: Biden should bypass Congress to implement the ‘most progressive economic and racial justice platform … ever’

Media outlets have called the presidency for Joe Biden, but by all accounts his win was much narrower than many Democrats expected, and Democrats down ticket performed much worse than expected, meaning that Democrats did not get the clean sweep on Election Day they hoped.

The “split decision” thus rendered by the American people on Election Day has led to an already spectacular amount of infighting among Democrats who are eager to point fingers for the party’s failure. In particular, the party’s liberal and more moderate wings have been particularly eager to point fingers at the other camp, with moderates aggressively blaming progressive policies like “defund the police” for their losses.

Massachusetts Sen. and former presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren (D), meanwhile, is confident that Biden’s expected win is a victory for “the most progressive economic and racial justice platform of any general election nominee ever,” as she wrote in an op-ed for the Washington Post.

As for the fact that the American people likely elected a Republican Senate and a larger number of Republican congressmen and therefore perhaps were not quite as keen on the most progressive platform ever? Warren argues that Biden should ignore that fact, saying, “We need to deliver [on progressive promises], even as Republican leaders can’t acknowledge the election outcome and plan to grind Congress to a halt.”

The fact that Republicans won enough elections in 2020 to grind Biden’s agenda to a halt is, apparently, an “election outcome” that Warren isn’t interested in acknowledging.

Instead, she argues that “there are lots of big changes that a Biden-Harris administration can achieve through executive orders and agency action on day one.” Among other things Warren thinks Biden should do without Congress, Warren argues that Biden should:

  • Cancel “billions of dollars” in student loan debt
  • Bypass patents for companies that have expended millions of dollars in research funds to develop life-saving drugs
  • Raise the minimum wage for all federal contractors to $15 an hour
  • Establish a “Racial and Ethnic Disparities Task Force” to “review[] racial disparities in pandemic funding.”
  • Declare the the climate crisis a national emergency
Warren concludes, “Even so, we know that Washington insiders and their establishment allies are ready to declare that unity and consensus mean turning over the governing keys to giant corporations and their lobbyists — the exact opposite of what voters want.” Warren does not state who these people are who are arguing this, because they do not exist. Nevertheless, having demolished this straw man, Warren concludes, “Instead of allowing insiders to hijack the message sent by voters in both parties, we should listen to those voters and deliver real solutions to the problems we face.”
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Elizabeth Warren wants to be Biden’s Treasury secretary: report

Progressive Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) wants to serve as secretary of the Treasury for the Biden administration and will “make her case for it” if the Democratic nominee wins the presidency next week, Politico reported.

The news outlet published the news after three anonymous Democratic officials reportedly confirmed it after speaking with Warren’s inner circle. Two of them bluntly stated, “She wants it.”

The report also noted that Warren has “developed a relationship with Biden as an economic adviser” since she dropped out the presidential race last spring.

Warren spokesperson Kristen Orthman did not deny the report in a comment to Politico, but said, “It’s 5 days out, we’re focused on the election and encourage everyone else to be as well.”

Why does it matter?

The news comes as progressive voices, such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Illhan Omar (D-Minn.), have forecasted their intention of pushing for far-left policy initiatives should Democrats win the presidency and regain control of the Senate.

“We will have a cohort of progressives that are very clear about their objectives for wanting the implementation of Medicare for All and a Green New Deal and raising the minimum wage and not allowing for fracking,” Omar vowed during a recent interview.

Democratic socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who, like Warren, also ran unsuccessfully in the Democratic primary, has reportedly expressed strong interest in Biden’s Labor Secretary position.

Biden, who in the primary was considered to be a more moderate voice of the party, has already veered to the left significantly during his presidential campaign, notably signing off on the “Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force Recommendations.” The lengthy document details shared policy initiatives from the Biden and Sanders camps on a broad spectrum of issues, including climate change, health care, criminal justice, and education.

Due to the collaboration that Biden has had with the progressive wing of the party, Sanders remarkably predicted that Biden will be “the most progressive president since FDR.”

Anything else?

According to Politico, aside from Warren, other contenders for the post include: “Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard; Sarah Bloom Raskin, a former Treasury Department official; and Roger Ferguson, former Federal Reserve vice chairman and current CEO of financial services giant TIAA.”

During her campaign, Warren espoused some of the most progressive economic policies among the field of candidates, especially as it pertained to taxing the wealthy.

She even proposed a tax plan that when applied could result in hiking federal tax rates for some Americans as high as 158%.

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Democrats Promise Violence: “This Is WAR!”

The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has prompted President Donald Trump to act quickly to secure a replacement before the election. That decision has upset the left and they are promising violence in increasingly concerning statements such as “this is war!”

We may not be able to escape a civil war in this country. There’s simply too much division. Even though Donald Trump has vowed to replace Ginsburg with another female justice, those on the left feel that it should be put off until after the election.

The fight over the 2017 Kavanaugh nomination already looked tame by comparison Sunday as Democrats geared up to block whomever President Trump picks to fill the seat left by the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, according to the Washinton Times. 

Calls of “burn it down” and “this is war” raged on social media as activists held weekend protests outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s homes in Louisville, Kentucky, and Washington, D.C., and a rally outside the Supreme Court featuring Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. “Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s body isn’t even cold and Mitch McConnell is dancing on her grave. This is war. Dems have powerful weapons. Now is the time to use them,” tweeted progressive Hollywood director and actor Rob Reiner.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday warned that another impeachment attempt of Trump is on the table. They have also suggested making big changes and expanding the government, which is never a good idea for the public.

“If in fact, they are successful in placing a justice on the court, I think that what Democrats have to do, assuming that Biden is president and there is a Senate majority in for the Democrats, we need to think about court reform,” said former Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on MSNBC. “And at a minimum, as part of that reform package, I think additional justices needed to be placed on the Supreme Court.”

The election has already been promised to be one of complete horror.

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Now is the time to ensure you have adequate protection. Violence appears inevitable and if we can trust anything, it’s that violence and looting and rioting will all be on the table this year no matter what. Brace yourselves, it will get uglier.

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Elizabeth Warren featured at DNC’s Native American Caucus meeting

The Democratic National Convention asked former self-identifying Cherokee Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) to participate in its Native American Caucus meeting on Tuesday, drawing laughs and dismay from critics on social media before reportedly pulling the plug on the event’s livestream chat.

Warren famously exploited her claims of having indigenous ancestry throughout her career, before taking a DNA test in 2018 that revealed she is a scant 1/1024th Native American. The debacle earned her the nickname “Pocahontas” from President Donald Trump.

What are the details?

Ahead of the afternoon meeting, former Minnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan (D), promoted the event on Twitter, writing, “I’m excited for the DNC Native American Caucus meeting today. Please join @Deb4CongressNM, @sharicedavids, @ewarren, and me (and whole bunch of other good folks) today!”

Several Twitter users made jokes about Warren being selected, with one asking Flanagan, “Will @ewarren be speaking for 1/1024% the amount of time the actual Native Americans will be speaking?” Others called the DNC’s move offensive, and a number of self-proclaimed Democrats also questioned the decision to feature Warren.

One person wrote, “Let me preface this by saying I am voting for Joe Biden. But, with that said, how is it nobody at the DNC recognized the optics of @ewarren coming anywhere near the Native American Caucus? Perhaps what happened was overblown. But, why poke that bear?”

Sure enough, clips of Warren speaking to the Native American Caucus began to be released online, showing her touting Democrats work for “Indian country” and expressing her gratitude for being asked to participate in the panel.

But according to an account claiming it rallied folks to troll the DNC’s Native American Caucus, the livestream chat function was disabled early as people weighed in on the event…..

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President Trump triggers liberal meltdown by rolling back Obama-era LGBT protection

The Trump administration announced Friday that it was finalizing the elimination of an Obama-era regulation prohibiting health care discrimination against certain LGBT individuals.

In 2016, the Obama administration extended protections under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, which “prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in certain health programs and activities.” The updated rule redefined sex discrimination to include gender identity — defining that as “one’s internal sense of gender, which may be male, female, neither, or a combination of male and female” — and pregnancy termination, or abortion.

In a statement on Friday, the Department of Health and Human Services said the Obama administration’s change “exceeded the scope of the authority delegated by Congress in Section 1557.”

“HHS will enforce Section 1557 by returning to the government’s interpretation of sex discrimination according to the plain meaning of the word ‘sex’ as male or female and as determined by biology,” the HHS said.

The move will also save consumers billions of dollars.

From the HHS:

The final rule will also relieve the American people of approximately $2.9 billion in unnecessary regulatory burdens over five years from eliminating the mandate for regulated entities to send patients and customers excessive “notice and taglines” inserts in 15 or more foreign languages in almost every health care mailing, costs that get passed down to patients and consumers.

These expensive notices have not generally proven effective at accomplishing their purpose of providing meaningful language access to healthcare.

In response, top Democratic leaders attacked President Donald Trump, noting the finalization of the regulation change came during Pride Month, the month-long celebration of LGBT people.

Joe Biden

“On the fourth anniversary of Pulse. In the middle of Pride month. During a global pandemic. Donald Trump’s cruelty truly knows no bounds. We have to defeat him this November,” Biden said.

Sen. Bernie Sanders

“It is outrageous that Trump, in the middle of a pandemic, is working to prevent LGBTQ+ Americans from getting health care they need. Discrimination of any kind has no place in our society. We must defeat Trump, guarantee health care as a right and protect all LGBTQ+ Americans,” Sanders said.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren

“In the middle of a pandemic, the President wants to strip away health care & risk LGBTQ+ Americans’ lives to pander to right-wing ideologues. This is hateful & wrong. Trump must protect LGBTQ+ rights, and if he won’t, the Senate must act,” Warren said.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi

“Our nation is in the midst of a health and economic crisis of staggering proportions. The Administration’s shameful rule is an attack on the health care of women, communities of color, seniors, the disabled and the LGBTQ community,” Pelosi said.

Sen. Kamala Harris

“The callousness of Trump to announce this during LGBTQ+ Pride month as the country mourns the four year anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting. The cruelty is the point and it knows no bounds. We will fight this,” Harris said.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren caught using inflated infection and death toll numbers during coronavirus hearing

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany called out Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) for using inflated infection and death toll figures during the congressional hearing on the COVID-19 pandemic Tuesday.

The new press secretary allegedly ran the “funny numbers” by White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx before setting the record straight during Tuesday’s press briefing.

“Elizabeth Warren erroneously said there were 25,000 new cases today, in fact, there were less than 20,000. Sen. Warren said there were 2,000 deaths, in fact, there have been less than a thousand — I spoke with Dr. Birx about that,” McEnany said.

Then she added: “I would encourage our Democratic colleagues and all Americans to make sure we are putting out good information because it does have consequences.”

Warren mentioned the inflated numbers while speaking with the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci, during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing Tuesday.

“As I understand it, we have about 25,000 new infections a day and over 2,000 deaths a day … and some are estimating we could be at 200,000 cases a day by June,” the senator said, asking confirmation from Fauci.

In response, Fauci clapped down the 200,000 new cases per day by June figure, saying he expected the real number to be much lower, but did not issue a correction on the other two figures.


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Although Warren did not cite her sources by name, the prediction of 200,000 new cases per day by June likely came from an alleged draft Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that was leaked to the media last week.

The White House and the CDC disavowed the report and its predictions immediately after it went public.

As for the daily infection and death figures, it was not immediately clear where Warren got those numbers.

Nevertheless, according to the NBC News coronavirus death tracker, which compiles information from state officials, the daily COVID-19 death rate in the U.S. has been under 2,000 since roughly the beginning of May. NBC News’ new case tracker shows that while the number of new cases hovered around at least 25,000 each day through April, that number has also significantly dropped off since the beginning of May.

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Dem senators who vehemently opposed Kavanaugh and believed his accusers exonerate Joe Biden

Some of the loudest Democratic voices in the Senate who declared Brett Kavanaugh unworthy of the Supreme Court due to unsubstantiated sexual assault allegations are now exonerating Joe Biden.

Tara Reade has accused Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, of sexually assaulting her in 1993 when she worked as an aide in Biden’s Senate office.

In an interview Friday on MSNBC, Biden vehemently denied the allegations.

“No, it’s not true,” Biden said. “I’m saying unequivocally, it didn’t happen. It never happened.”

But as CNN anchor Jake Tapper noted over the weekend, Kavanaugh’s main accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, “did not have the contemporaneous accounts of her view of what happened that Tara Reade does.” Despite that alarming fact, Biden’s mere denials are apparently enough for Senate Democrats to exonerate him of wrongdoing.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), for example, has called Biden’s denials “credible and convincing.”

“I support the vice president, I support his campaign, and I’m proud to endorse him for president,” she said, the Boston Globe reported.

Ironically, Warren used the same language in 2018 when announcing her opposition to Kavanaugh. She called Blasey Ford accusations “credible and compelling” and explained most sexual assaults go unreported to police because victims fear “they won’t be heard or taken seriously.”

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) was perhaps the most outspoken male Democrat against Kavanaugh’s nomination. He said he believed Blasey Ford, whom he called a “survivor.”

Does Blumenthal believe the alleged “survivor” now? No — he believes Biden.

“He has been straightforward and seemingly very honest,” Blumenthal said recently, the Washington Examiner reported.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) who demanded the FBI investigate Kavanaugh lest his nomination became a “sham,” said last week that she “stands by” Biden.

“I stand by [former] Vice President Biden,” Gillibrand said. “He’s devoted his life to supporting women and he has vehemently denied this allegation.”

Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) decried the presumption of innocence during Kavanaugh’s confirmation, telling CNN in September 2018 that due process “makes it really difficult for victims and survivors of these kinds of traumatic events to even come forward.”

Of course, Hirono has already endorsed Biden’s campaign.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) — who brought Blasey Ford’s allegations against Kavanaugh forward and led the charge to block Kavanaugh’s nomination — wants Reade’s allegations to be confirmed before Biden is investigated (yes, you read that correctly).

“I think we ought to find out whether the allegations are correct before you launch a big investigation of the former vice president,” she said recently, the Examiner reported.

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Elizabeth Warren announces that her oldest brother has died from COVID-19

Massachusetts Democratic Sen. and former presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren confirmed reports Thursday that her oldest brother has died of complications caused by COVID-19.

The Boston Globe reported that Donald Reed Herring, who was 86, died Tuesday night in Warren’s home state of Oklahoma. Herring was an Air Force veteran who flew B-47 and B-52 bombers and flew more than 200 combat missions in Vietnam, and eventually became a squadron aircraft commander. He retired from the Air Force in 1973 as a lieutenant colonel, and then started an auto detailing business.

Warren had not previously revealed that her brother was fighting the coronavirus. Before ending her presidential campaign, Warren frequently referred to Herring, along with her other two brothers, on the campaign trail.

According to the Globe, Herring was initially hospitalized in February for pneumonia and was then transferred to a rehabilitation facility to recover. When it was determined that other patients in the facility had tested positive for COVID-19, Herring was tested in April and ultimately was determined to be positive, although he did not begin to show symptoms for 11 days after the positive test. He was ultimately moved to intensive care at Norman Regional Hospital on April 15, and passed away Tuesday.

In her statement to the Globe, Warren lamented in particular her inability to be by her brother’s side as he passed due to restrictions on visitation caused by the coronavirus.

“It is hard to know that there was no family to hold his hand or to say ‘I love you’ one more time,” she said. “And now there’s no funeral for those of us who loved him to hold him close. I will miss my brother.”

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While The Masses Panicked Over A Virus: U.S. House Wrote A Bill Will Ban “Assault Weapons”

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While the majority of the country has been laser-focused on the coronavirus, stocking up on decades worth of toilet paper, and  mass purchasing Clorox wipes, the United States House of Representative wrote a bill that will ban “assault weapons.”

Representative Hank Johnson, a Georgia Democrat who sits on the House Judiciary Committee, introduced H.R. 5717 on January 30, which would, among other items, ban the purchasing and possession of assault weapons, according to USA Today. Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., introduced in February the Senate version of the bill, S.3254.  Not long after, the coronavirus hype was all over mainstream media burying the news of this draconian legislation.

The legislation introduced a variety of reforms with the intent to “end the epidemic of gun violence and build safer communities by strengthening Federal firearms laws and supporting gun violence research, intervention, and prevention initiatives.”

It would require state law enforcement authorities to be notified when a background check is denied and mandate the attorney general to issue an annual report to Congress detailing the number of background check denials.

It would also necessitate all firearm owners to obtain a federal firearms owner’s license, although purchases made before the enactment of the bill are exempt.

And the bill, as correctly stated by the Military Arms Channel, would make it illegal “to import, sell, manufacture, transfer, or possess, in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, a semiautomatic assault weapon.” –USA Today

The bill defines a semiautomatic assault weapon as any firearm with the capability to “accept a detachable magazine” and either a pistol grip, forward grip, grenade launcher, barrel shroud, threaded barrel or a folding, telescoping or detachable stock.

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The government is, of course, exempted from the assault weapons ban. Law-enforcement officers (and other state agents) can possess these firearms as can those who are providing security at nuclear energy facilities. Firearms that are “manually operated by bolt, pump, lever or slide action,” have “been rendered permanently inoperable” or are antique are exempt from the ban as well.

Neither bill has passed, and it would still be needing President Donald Trump’s signature to become law. However, we thought it important to let you all know what’s going on behind the screens while we direct our attention to a viral outbreak. If you thought things were totalitarian now, just wait…it could get much uglier.

Police forces across the United States have been transformed into extensions of the military. Our towns and cities have become battlefields, and we the American people are now the enemy combatants to be spied on tracked, frisked, and searched. For those who resist, the consequences can be a one-way trip to jail or even death. Battlefield America: The War on the American People is constitutional attorney John W. Whitehead’s terrifying portrait of a nation at war with itself. In exchange for safe schools and lower crime rates, we have opened the doors to militarized police, zero-tolerance policies in schools, and SWAT team raids. The insidious shift was so subtle that most of us had no idea it was happening. This follow-up to Whitehead’s award-winning A Government of Wolves is a brutal critique of an America on the verge of destroying the very freedoms that define it. Hands up!?the police state has arrived.

 

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Former Liz Warren staffers show off tattoos to memorialize campaign — then are forced to apologize after furious backlash

Two former staffers for Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) didn’t expect the intense online blowback from proudly showing off their tattoos to commemorate their time on her failed presidential campaign.

Many saw the tattoos as far too similar to the tattoos forced upon Jewish captives by the Nazis during World War II.

Raquel Breternitz and Eric Ziminisky thought it would be clever to get tattoos with lettering of the digital color code for the color used in Warren’s presidential campaign.

Unfortunately, the style reminded many of the horrors of the Nazi regime:

Breternitz and Ziminsky were immediately accosted on social media for the insensitive and unthinking tattoo designs.

“[C]an’t believe warren’s campaign didn’t have a quiz training staffers on how not to get a holocaust tattoo,” said one critic.

“Thank you for holding us accountable”

Eventually both deleted their tweets, apologized and pledged to modify their offensive tattoos.

“Thanks to all who called me on this,” tweeted Breternitz. “I do not want to evoke or make light of the Holocaust.”

“I apologise for missing the mark,” she added. “I am here to listen and will strive to be better at living in solidarity with my Jewish friends. I’m sorry, and I will take steps to modify the tattoo.”

Ziminsky agreed and said he would modify his tattoo as well.

“Hey y’all, I’m sorry as well, and will be making modifications,” Ziminsky tweeted. “Thank you for holding us accountable on our mistakes. I would recommend for folks who are thinking of a similar tattoo, please look for alternatives such as, pinky promise, logo, persist, or DBFH.”

Prior to Warren exiting the Democratic presidential primary race, her campaign was accused of racist attitudes and behavior by six female former staffers.

[H/T: The Daily Dot.]

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Elizabeth Warren staffers tells reporter to ‘eat s**t’ for not ‘actively’ supporting Warren’s campaign

Disgruntled campaign staffers for Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s failed presidential run lashed out at a reporter because he did not “actively” cheerlead Warren’s campaign.

Politico reporter Alex Thompson, who was assigned by his editor to cover Warren’s campaign, posted screenshots of messages that Warren staffers have been sending him.

One of the staffers chided him for not “actively supporting” Warren’s campaign while others told him to “eat s**t.”

Thompson explained, “Some Warren campaign staffers don’t have a good understanding of campaign journalism. Not my job to ‘actively support the candidate that you were assigned’ It is my job to contact as many ppl as possible rather than just rely on what the campaign wants to give me.”

Other Warren supporters similarly bashed Thompson, while others compared Warren’s supporters to “Bernie Bros,” supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) who are often accused of harassing people online.

In response, Warren campaign communications director Kristen Orthman chided the staffers.

“Reminder to @TeamWarren – I understand being upset. I am too. But inappropriate language toward other campaigns or the press is never what our campaign or @ewarren is about. Let’s keep the fight focused on the issues,” Orthman said.

Meanwhile, Politico defended its reporter.

“Alex has established himself as a top-notch reporter on the trail this election cycle. His coverage of Elizabeth Warren’s campaign, and the 2020 race at large, was sharp, illuminating and accurate. We stand by his reporting,” a Politico spokesperson told the Washington Examiner.

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Elizabeth Warren — who lost the female vote in her own state — blames failed campaign on sexism

Now that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has dropped out of the race, the questions and allegations about how sexism may have hindered her candidacy are making the rounds.

Warren pointed to her gender as an obstacle in earning the nomination, now that the remaining contenders are white men in their late-70s.

“[Sexism] is the trap question for every woman,” Warren said Thursday. “If you say, yeah, there was sexism in this race, everyone says, ‘Whiner.’ And if you say no sexism, about a bazillion women think, ‘What planet do you live on?'”

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), as her own campaign was declining, also wondered openly about whether America was ready for a female president. And now that Warren is out, Harris has revisited the question.

“This election cycle in particular has also presented very legitimate questions about the challenges of women running for president of the United States,” Harris said Thursday, CNN reported. “Look at what’s happened. There are no women currently in this race…but the reality is that there’s still a lot of work to be done to make it very clear that women are exceptionally qualified and capable of being the commander in chief of the United States of America.”

There is, however, evidence that sexism was not Warren’s problem, but rather a general and widespread unpopularity across demographics — including women.

Warren not only lost her home state of Massachusetts, which is embarrassing enough for an allegedly serious presidential contender, but in her home state she also lost the female vote to former Vice President Joe Biden.

According to Massachusetts exit polls, Biden beat her by 10 points with women. Sanders beat her by 7 points with “very liberal” voters and by 14 points with voters who support Medicare for All. And the former college professor lost college educated voters by 5 points to Biden.

There are certainly some voters who believe a woman is less qualified than a man to be president. But even if you take that away, Warren probably had too many issues to overcome to have a chance at the nomination. She lied about her race. She was dishonest about the tax implications of her policies. She tried to make personal wealth the worst thing in the world in a country where people aspire to be personally wealthy. Even Sanders, despite still having a chance at the nomination, is learning that some of those issues can cause problems with voters.

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Elizabeth Warren chokes up after question about ‘two white men’ now left in race: ‘All those little girls … are going to have to wait four more years’

When far-left U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) spoke to the media outside her Cambridge, Massachusetts, home Thursday about her decision to end her presidential campaign, a reporter asked about another kind of race.

“I wonder what your message would be to the women and girls who feel like, ‘We’re left with two white men to decide between’?” the reporter inquired, presumably in reference to the leading Democratic candidates, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe Biden.

“I know,” Warren responded before getting a bit choked up. “One of the hardest parts of this is all those pinky promises, and all those little girls who are gonna have to wait four more years. That’s gonna be hard.”

Warren had been making “pinky promises” to young girls during her campaign “so that they’ll remember that running for president is what girls do.”

Anything else?

Warren, a front-runner for the Democratic nomination a few months ago, drifted into the pack once primary season began.

Disappointing vote totals in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina gave way to Warren’s chance to rebound on Super Tuesday. But she failed to win any of the 14 states up for grabs, including her home state of Massachusetts, where she took third place. In addition, Warren’s total pledged delegate count sat at 65 as of Thursday morning, well behind Biden’s 596 and Sanders’ 531. She then reportedly flew home to reassess her campaign with staff.

According to Mic, the Biden and Sanders campaigns reportedly have been asking Warren for her endorsement, but she noted Thursday that such a decision will have to wait.

“I need some space around this, and I want to take a little time to think a little more,” she said.

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After a series of disappointing finishes, Elizabeth Warren ends her presidential bid

Once a front-runner in the Democratic nominating contest, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has dropped out of the presidential race, multiple outlets reported Thursday.

Last fall, the Massachusetts senator was polling near the top of the field and looked to be a strong contender for the Democratic nomination, but her chances quickly faded as voters began to cast ballots in the early voting contests.

After a series of disappointing finishes in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina, Warren limped her way to the biggest day on the Democratic primary calendar, Super Tuesday. With 1,357 delegates up for grabs on the big day, Warren once again underperformed expectations, failing to win any of the 14 states holding primary contests. The bad night included an embarrassing third-place finish in her home state.

Following the weak showing on Tuesday, Warren reportedly flew home to reassess her campaign with staff, despite simultaneously urging supporters to “keep up the momentum.” Nonetheless, Warren evidently concluded there was no path forward for her candidacy.

As of Thursday morning, Warren’s total pledged delegate count sat at 65, lagging considerably behind Biden’s 596 and Sanders’ 531.

Warren ran a progressive campaign supposedly aimed at bucking the wealthy and the elites from power and wiping out corruption in Washington, but in the end she was unable to find a viable lane between former Vice President Joe Biden and the left-wing democratic socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).

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Tulsi Gabbard slams Warren as a ‘fake indigenous woman of color,’ reminds everyone she’s still in the race

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) attacked her Democratic primary opponent Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) Tuesday, calling the senator a “fake indigenous woman of color.”

The Hawaii congresswoman tweeted the attack in response to a Fox News segment where political strategist Karl Rove either forgot or chose to ignore the fact that Gabbard had not exited the race for president. Gabbard has just one pledged delegate in the primary race so far and has been consistently polling near the bottom.

While speaking as a guest on Fox News’ “The Daily Briefing” with host Dana Perino, Rove referred to Warren as the “only woman left” in the race, which evidently bothered Gabbard.

Gabbard addressed Dana Perino in the tweet, though Perino did not suggest that Warren was the last female candidate in the Democratic primary.

“I’m not quite sure why you’re telling FOX viewers that Elizabeth Warren is the last female candidate in the Dem primary,” Gabbard wrote. “Is it because you believe a fake indigenous woman of color is ‘real’ and the real indigenous woman of color in this race is fake?”

Gabbard, who was born in the American Samoa and grew up in Hawaii, was referring to Warren’s past debunked claims of having Native American ancestry. According to the Hill, Warren claimed she was “American Indian” when registering for the state bar in Texas. Then, after sparring with President Trump over her heritage claims, Warren released a report that indicated she could be as much as 1/64th Native American, or as little as 1/1,024th. The report did not help her case.

While other candidates who have been more successful than Gabbard — such as former South Bend., Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D) — have dropped out, Gabbard has chosen to remain in the race.

On Super Tuesday, with 1,357 delegates up for grabs, Gabbard was able to win just one delegate for her second-place finish in the American Samoa.

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Elizabeth Warren reportedly reassessing campaign’s future after rough Super Tuesday

After a weak performance in Super Tuesday’s Democratic primary elections, presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is reportedly taking a day to rethink her campaign and whether or not to press forward with it.

The Hill reported Wednesday morning that the senator flew home to Boston after a campaign rally on Tuesday night with no public events slated for the following day. The outlet cited a “senior campaign official” that said the candidate was taking time to evaluate her campaign’s remaining prospects.

“Elizabeth is talking to her team to assess the path forward,” the source told the outlet.

The Associated Press also cited a campaign aide who said that the senator was assessing the path forward with her staff.

Out of the 14 state primary contests held Tuesday, Warren failed to win any of the called races. She also didn’t win in any of the early primary states of Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina. More embarrassingly, she came in third in her home state of Massachusetts, behind former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).

Furthermore, as of Wednesday morning, the Massachusetts senator’s total pledged delegate count sat at 50, well behind Biden’s 453 and Sanders’ 382.

But, as her unpromising results were still rolling in on Tuesday night, Warren’s campaign sent out a message to supporters looking ahead to future primaries and asking for donations in order “to keep up the momentum.

The report of Warren’s electoral re-evaluation came shortly after former rival candidate and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg announced Wednesday that he would be suspending his campaign to support Biden’s bid.

“I’m a believer in using data to inform decisions,” Bloomberg said in a statement. “After yesterday’s results, the delegate math has become virtually impossible – and a viable path to the nomination no longer exists.”

The New York billionaire also added that “the candidate with the best shot to” unseat President Donald Trump in November “is my friend and a great American, Joe Biden.”

Warren previously said last week that she planned to stay in the primary race up until the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee this summer if there’s no outright delegate winner among the remaining candidates with the intent to lobby the party’s superdelegates.

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Despite weak Super Tuesday showing, Warren asks supporters to help ‘keep up the momentum’

Despite a weak showing during the Super Tuesday primaries, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) asked her supporters Tuesday night to help her keep things going, while looking ahead to future primary elections.

In a campaign email to supporters sent out as primary results were still rolling in, Warren’s campaign offered “an update on what’s happening with Super Tuesday.”

The message noted that “we might not know the full results from states like Texas, California, and Colorado for a few days” and added, “Delegates have to be counted and allocated by congressional district or state senate district and that process takes time.”

But, the “bottom line” the message says: “There are six more primaries just one week away, and we need your help to keep up the momentum.”

Exactly what kind “momentum” the email is referring to is unclear, given the outcome of Tuesday night’s primary results. At the time this story was published Warren had failed to win in any of the evening’s called races. She even lost in her home state of Massachusetts, which was called for rival Democratic candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in second place at the time the race was called.

Furthermore, Warren’s RealClearPolitics national polling average currently places her behind Biden, Sanders, and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.

But this kind of optimism shouldn’t come as a surprise, given that Warren has said she plans to keep her campaign up until the Democratic convention if there’s no outright delegate winner among the candidates.

“To be clear, would you continue your fight for the Democratic nomination even if another candidate arrived at the convention ahead of you in the delegate count?” CNN’s Don Lemon asked the Massachusetts senator during a CNN town hall event last week.

“Yes,” she answered.

When pressed as to why, she said, “Because a lot of people made $5 contributions to my campaign to keep me in it,” adding, “As long as they want me to stay in this race, I’m staying in this race.”

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Polls show Elizabeth Warren on track to lose her own state on Super Tuesday

Once considered the front-runner for the Democratic Party nomination, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) is on track to lose her home state of Massachusetts in the March 3 Super Tuesday primary, according to a pair of polls released this week.

A YouGov/UMass poll released Thursday shows Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) edging out Warren in the Bay State, 25% to 23%, followed by Pete Buttigieg (14%), Joe Biden (12%), and Mike Bloomberg (9%). The study was conducted February 18-24.

Meanwhile, a study released Friday by MassINC Polling found the Vermont democratic socialist beating Warren in her own state by 8 percentage points, 25% to 17%. Similar to the YouGov poll, the two progressives are followed by Buttigieg (14%), Bloomberg (13%), and Biden (9%). The study was taken Feb. 23-26.

‘I’m staying in the race’

Despite not having won a single primary contest thus far and polls showing her trailing in the commonwealth of Massachusetts and unlikely to carry any Super Tuesday state where 40% of the electorate is eligible to vote, Warren insists she will not be dropping out of the race before the DNC convention this summer.

According to USA Today, Warren indicated at a CNN town hall event that she would likely remain in the contest through July even if she does not have the most delegates among the candidates in the field.

“A lot of people made $5 contributions to my campaign to keep me in it,” she said. “And as long as they want me to stay in this race, I’m staying in this race. That, and I’ve done a lot of pinkie promises out there, so I gotta stay in this. I’ve told little girls, ‘We persist.'”

USA Today explained that pursuant to rules established by the Democratic National Committee, “a candidate must have the support of a majority of the 3,979 available pledged delegates to lock up the nomination on the first ballot.”

However, if no candidate hits the 1,991 delegates votes needed, “the ‘contested convention’ moves to a second ballot, which would include 771 unpledged delegates — better known as ‘superdelegates’ — who are composed of elected officials and Democratic Party leaders.”

Hoping that ‘superdelegates’ do not back Sanders

Warren seems to be hoping for the 771 “superdelegates” to see her as an alternative to Sanders that can unite the party’s progressive and “moderate” coalitions.

As TheBlaze reported Thursday, the New York Times interviewed 93 of the 771 “superdelegates” and found that 84 of them were unwilling to support Sanders at the party’s nominating convention in Milwaukee.

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‘The bitter end’: Bloomberg, Warren vow to keep campaigns up until the Dem convention, even if they’re still behind

As contentious as the 2020 Democratic presidential primary has been so far, the contest could end up being fought all the way to the convention, according to statements made by two candidates: Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg and Massachusetts Sen.Elizabeth Warren.

In an interview with NBC News on Thursday, Bloomberg said that he “absolutely” would stay in the primary race, even if behind in the delegate count, so long as he had a “chance of winning.”

“Why would I spend all of this money, all of this time out of my life, and wear and tear, you know, which I love — incidentally, (it) reminds me of my three campaigns in New York for mayor, which I did like,” Bloomberg told the network. “The difference here is I’ve got to fly from event to event where there I used to drive from event to event. But yeah sure, I love it, I am going to stay right to the bitter end, as long as I have a chance.”

Similarly, at a Thursday CNN town hall, Warren made a similar pledge, saying that she planned to lobby superdelegates if there’s no outright winner after the convention’s first vote.

“To be clear, would you continue your fight for the Democratic nomination even if another candidate arrived at the convention ahead of you in the delegate count?,” CNN’s Don Lemon asked the Massachusetts Democrat during a portion of the town hall discussing the convention.

“Yes,” she answered, according to the network.

When asked why, she said “Because a lot of people made $5 contributions to my campaign to keep me in it.

“As long as they want me to stay in this race, I’m staying in this race,” she later told Lemon. “That, and I’ve done a lot of pinky promises out there. So I’ve got to stay in this. I told little girls we persist.”

After the bitter 2016 primary fight between Sanders and eventual nominee Hillary Clinton, Democratic Party officials changed the convention rules in 2018 to give “superdelegates” — who are free to support whichever candidate of they choose — less influence in the nomination process. Under the new rules, the superdelegates cannot vote on the first ballot at the convention. Which means, that a lot of the decision will shift to them if none of the candidates can garner a majority of pledged delegates before the convention, which could make things fairly chaotic.

If the superdelegates get to vote this time around, that could very bad news for Sanders’ nomination prospects. A New York Times report published Thursday interviewed 93 superdelegates “and found overwhelming opposition to handing the Vermont senator the nomination if he arrived with the most delegates but fell short of a majority.”

Of course, at this point, talk of an intra-party convention fight is all speculation. It’s still early in the process and Sanders — the current front-runner — may very well end up getting a majority of delegates before the primaries are over, which would make Warren’s and Bloomberg’s pledges moot. Still, the prospect of a contentious convention showdown in Milwaukee could definitely make things far more interesting as time draws nearer to election day in November.

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Study finds Green New Deal could cost American households over $75,000 in first year

The Green New Deal wouldn’t just saddle Americans with a hefty tax burden, it could also mean a substantial spike in their household costs, according to a recent study.

On Tuesday, the Competitive Enterprise Institute published a study that analyzed the Green New Deal’s effects on “the transformation of electricity production, transportation, elements of shipping, and construction in 11 representative states that implementation of the GND would necessitate.”

Among 10 of the 11 states analyzed, the study found that “the average household burden of the GND in its first year is $75,168” with average projected annual average cost of $47,755 for the four years afterward. The outlier among the analyzed states is Alaska, which the study said would see a first-year cost burden of $84,584 with an annual cost burden of $57,171 for the four following years.

The study built off a similar report that CEI released in July 2019 and based the estimated cost increases on energy-related changes discussed in the Green New Deal’s framework, which include increased demand for electricity, increased costs associated with shipping and logistics, new vehicles, and the cost of retrofitting buildings for energy efficiency. It was conducted by CEI, Power the Future, and the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty, according to a CEI news release.

“The Green New Deal would effectively destroy America’s energy industry, and with it, our entire economy,” Daniel Turner, executive director of Power the Future, said in the release. “Right now, our booming national economy and record low unemployment rate is driven by abundant, domestic, reliable, and inexpensive energy produced by millions of men and women across the country. Any policy that proposes to reverse this success is a threat to jobs, to rural communities, to national security, and to the very prosperity that Americans are experiencing.”

However, the Green New Deal’s total consumer costs could be even higher than the figures listed in the study. The authors of the study also noted that their estimates do not include the “cost of the non-energy components” of the resolution, which they said “might dwarf the energy-related costs by an order of magnitude.”

These findings could have some implications on the campaign trail as the states evaluated in the study include key presidential election swing states such as Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Florida. This could spell trouble for the Democratic presidential candidates who have supported the radical environmental resolution — such as Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) — should they end up getting the party’s nod to run in the general election.

Introduced by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) last February, the “Green New Deal” was a radical policy proposal meant to save the environment through implementing massive changes to the American economy, infrastructure, and transportation methods.

In addition to the household cost, there’s also the taxpayer burden to consider when looking at the proposal. While Ocasio-Cortez has said that the plan would cost at least $10 trillion, a study done by the American Action Forum has put the possible total price tag as high as $93 trillion.

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Over 200 Native Americans send letter to Elizabeth Warren demanding she retract false heritage claims

Over 200 Cherokee and other Native Americans have signed onto an open letter to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) calling on the presidential candidate to incontrovertibly retract previous claims she made of having Native American heritage.

“Your history of false claims to American Indian identity and the defense of these claims with a highly publicized DNA test continue to dog your political career,” the letter reads. “For Native Americans, this moment is more than an annoyance; it represents the most public debate about our identity in a generation.”

The letter then urges Warren to move past lip-service and start undoing some of the damage she has done.

“You have yet to fully address the harm you have caused,” the letter continues. “While your apologies are a step in the right direction, they have been vague and inadequate. Accountability is not just admitting you made a mistake, but working to correct the harm it caused.”

The letter, organized by Cherokee Nation citizens Joseph M. Pierce, Daniel Heath Justice, Rebecca Nagle, and Twila Barnes, cites a Los Angeles Times, also cites a Los Angeles Times report to prove that Warren has normalized the dangerous trend of white people claiming to be Native American. The report details how $800 million in federal contracts reserved for minorities have been falsely given to fake “tribes” in recent years.

For decades, Warren has claimed that her family heritage included Cherokee ancestry. According to the Hill, she once claimed she was “American Indian” while registering for the state bar of Texas. Then, after sparring over her heritage claims with President Trump — who unaffectionately refers to the senator as “Pocahontas” — Warren released a report indicating that she could be as much as 1/64th Native American, or as little as 1/1,024th.

Needless to say, the report did nothing to help her case.

On Tuesday, Warren responded to the letter by penning a 12-page response letter to the Cherokee Nation and others apologizing for her past claims, but the group of Native Americans was reportedly not satisfied.

One of the original letter’s organizers took to Twitter to say that an apology is not what they wanted, but a complete disavowal along with efforts to improve the situation for Native Americans in the country.

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