During a town hall meeting in Petersborough, New Hampshire on Friday, a voter confronted Elizabeth Warren about her previous claims that she is Native American. Remember: a DNA test discovered that she is only 1/1024th Native American, meaning she is a white woman attempting to masquerade as a woman of color.
“What do I say to my Native American relatives regarding the confusion around the Native American ancestry issue?” the woman asked.
“I grew up in Oklahoma, and my three older brothers and I learned about our family same way most people do, from our mom and from our dad. My family is very important to me and that’s why many years ago I sometimes identified as Native American," Warren explained. “Boston Globe did a big investigation about this, gosh what about a year and a half ago, never had anything to do with any job I ever got or any benefit, but even so, I shouldn’t have done it."
“I am not a person of color, I am not a citizen of a tribe, and I have apologized for confusion I’ve caused on tribal citizenship, tribal sovereignty and for any harm that I’ve caused," the Massachusetts senator said. “Now before I go any further, I want to say this. Like anyone who’s been honest with themselves, I know that I have made mistakes. I am very sorry for harm I have caused. I have listened and I have learned a lot and I am grateful for the many conversations that we’ve had together.”
Warren gets a question in NH town hall from a voter asking what she shud tell relatives about the past claims of Native American ancestry. “I shouldn’t have done it. I am not a person of color, I am not a citizen of a tribe. And I have apologized for confusion I have caused” pic.twitter.com/ASUWovTK5c— Alex Thompson (@AlxThomp) December 6, 2019
Bad WiFi so didn’t go full clip. Here’s where it cuts off. pic.twitter.com/GkJ5rhX4Rr— Alex Thompson (@AlxThomp) December 6, 2019
Taking questions is part of a new campaign strategy the Massachusetts senator is employing, WMUR-TV reported. Instead of spending the majority of her event time giving a speech, she is cutting her speech time and focusing more on taking questionings from the audience.
It's very obvious Warren's campaign prepared her for these questions as part of the strategy shift, which is why she doesn't appear to be very shook up by the question. She's rehearsed and practiced her response, which makes it look even more inauthentic.