Published: Sun, February 10, 2019
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Elizabeth Warren officially kicks off 2020 White House bid

Elizabeth Warren officially kicks off 2020 White House bid

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren officially announced that she is running for the democratic party's presidential nomination in 2020 on Saturday.

"Elizabeth Warren has already been exposed as a fraud by the Native Americans she impersonated and disrespected to advance her professional career, and the people of MA she deceived to get elected", 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale wrote. Elizabeth Warren of MA on Saturday officially kicked off her presidential campaign, telling voters that she plans to bring "big structural change" that curbs the power of the wealthy and levels the playing field for working-class Americans. Sound OFF in the comments (below)!

Warren's announcement comes a little more than one month after she announced an exploratory committee, the first step major candidates take when considering a run for president.

She notched a second viral moment in 2017 after Republican majority leader Mitch McConnell struggled to cut off a floor speech in which Warren was criticizing attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions.

President Donald Trump frequently derided Warren as "Pocahontas" beginning in 2016 when she would blast the then-Republican nominee, and she eventually released a DNA test showing she had a distant Native American ancestor to try to quell the controversy. Supporters hope that reputation will eclipse any image of her as someone who misrepresented herself as a Native American for years. The paper reported Tuesday that Warren listed her race as "American Indian" on her registration card for the State Bar of Texas dated April 1986. In 2012, her run for the U.S. Senate in MA was overshadowed by reporting that she was listed for years as a minority in the Association of American Law Schools directory and as Native American while teaching law at Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania.

He also accused her of "impersonating and disrespecting" Native Americans "to advance her professional career", referring to a DNA test she took to prove her Cherokee ancestry. "And we will get rid of it only with strong medicine ― with real, structural reform". There's more. I'm not taking a single check from a federal lobbyist.

A number of announced and potential 2020 presidential candidates are already making a case for why she or he is best positioned to beat Trump. But I want to be clear.

"The rich and powerful use fear to divide us", she said.

Warren, a Harvard Law School professor-turned-senator, may be the most well-known figure to enter the presidential race. After proposing an "ultra-millionaire tax" that would hit the wealthiest 75,000 households in America, Ms Warren told Bloomberg News last week that she continued to "believe in capitalism" but wanted to see stricter rules to prevent gaming the system - a marked contrast with the self-described democratic socialism of Sanders.

She was scheduled to travel later in the day to New Hampshire, home of the nation's first primary, where Ms Warren could have an advantage as a neighbouring-state resident with high name recognition.

Like this: