Elizabeth Warren came to New Jersey last week to raise money for Andy Kim and Tom Malinowski, Democrats running for Congress in CD 3 and 7.
To be honest, I didn’t pay much attention to this because every time Warren speaks all I hear is Charlie Brown’s teacher.
One thing I did notice was NJGOP Chairman Doug Steinhardt released a statement regarding the fact she was here. Not a long statement but he took a punch, maybe a jab, but he did something.
As my political style was once described by an activist, kindly, as “aggressive” and by others as “gutter politics” and at least one state senator referred to me as a “bomb thrower” I like the fact the NJGOP Chairman is willing to throw a punch, or in this case, a jab. It’s been a while since seeing an aggressive NJGOP chair.
When it comes to Elizabeth Warren those of us on the right side of the political spectrum have lots of issues with her, too many to list here. President Trump has a nickname for her.
The president’s nickname for Warren got me thinking. If Elizabeth Warren is a Native-American as she has claimed since the 1980s then why is there a woman, Deb Haaland, in New Mexico running for congress with the press proclaiming she will be the first Native-American woman elected to Congress?
Dictionary.com defines congress as “the national legislative body of the U.S., consisting of the Senate, or upper house, and the House of Representatives, or lower house, as a continuous institution.” That’s the same thing I learned in grade school and on Saturday mornings watching cartoons on TV.
If Elizabeth Warren is telling the truth and is indeed a Native-American does that mean the press is lying about Deb Haaland? Haaland would be the second. Maybe Elizabeth Warren is lying? Then, Haaland would be the first.
The thing is it appears Deb Haaland doesn’t know if Elizabeth Warren is telling the truth, not according to her public statements. If a Native-American like Haaland who actually is a member of a tribe doesn’t know if Warren is honest, who does.
Haaland told the Huffington Post about President Trump’s use of Pocahontas’s name in his taunts directed at Warren, “My point in defending Elizabeth Warren is it’s not up to him. It’s not up to him,” and, “He doesn’t get to decide who is Indian and who is not Indian.”
Either the press has to stop hyping up the possibility of Deb Haaland as the first Native-American woman elected to Congress or find out if Elizabeth Warren has been lying since the 1980s.