Columbus Day, or “Indigenous Peoples’ Day,” is a tricky thing to navigate if you’re Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), a woman who seemingly advanced her career at Harvard due to her cited Native American heritage, of which the world has yet to see evidence (sans mention of her grandfather’s “high cheek bones” and her “Pow Wow Chow” cookbook.)
On Twitter, Warren, who’s been dubbed “Fauxcahontas” or “Pocahontas” by Republicans for her reported heritage claim, celebrated the “Native American communities” but conspicuously left out any reference to herself.
“Today we celebrate Native American communities, & the pride & resilience of people reclaiming their history & traditions. We honor the contributions that Native people make to a country that has taken so much & keeps asking for more,” she wrote, adding a #IndigenousPeoplesDay hashtag.
Warren also posted a tweet urging voters to “lift up Native voices” by electing Democrats Deb Haaland and Sharice Davids to Congress, again offering a #IndigenousPeoplesDay hashtag.
Warren has been plagued by her apparent fibs about her heritage, particularly by President Trump; as recently as this past weekend, he mocked Warren by joking that he has more Native blood than she does.
“I have more Indian blood in me than Pocahontas (referencing Warren), & I have none. Sadly, I have none. But I have more than she does!” Trump told Kansas rally attendees on Saturday.