Awww, the Democrats are upset!
By Matea Gold, Karoun Demirjian and Mike DeBonis | June 10 at 10:19 PM
It was a bad time for Sen. Cory Gardner to be caught in an elevator with a reporter. Donald Trump had just referred to Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts as “Pocahontas” — again — and the Republican freshman from Colorado was struggling to figure out how to respond.
“I think people need to be treated with respect, and that’s what we’ve demanded from everyone,” he offered.
But was it racist?
Gardner clammed up. He politely referred further questions to his press secretary.
So it went for Republicans on Capitol Hill on Friday, forced to contend with yet another provocative comment by their presumptive presidential nominee — clambering for safety as Trump launched another boundary-pushing attack.
Why, I have to ask, is it a “boundary-pushing attack?” Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), potentially Hillary Clinton’s running mate, claimed to be of distant American Indian descent1 to try to get a leg up in previous jobs for which she applied. The Washington Post, among others, noted her very questionable claim, and her use of it:
The Boston Herald reported in April that Warren had listed herself as a minority in the American Association of Law Schools directory and that Harvard Law School had touted her supposed lineage when the program faced doubts about faculty diversity.
Senator Warren was doing what would be expected of a liberal: trying to use an Affirmative Actin claim to get ahead, when she’s every bit as Caucasian as I am.2
Not that that is her only hypocrisy: after criticizing Mr Trump for using the financial problems of others to make money, it was more widely revealed that Dr Warren and her husband had been doing the same thing, snatching up foreclosed homes to make a quick profit flipping them. Mr Trump referring to her as “Pocahontas” is simply shining a light on the uncomfortable truth concerning Senator Warren.
Pocahontas is at it again! Goofy Elizabeth Warren, one of the least productive U.S. Senators, has a nasty mouth. Hope she is V.P. choice.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 10, 2016
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