Sen. Elizabeth Warren addressed claims of her Native American heritage at an American Indian policy summit on Wednesday.
On Tuesday, The Daily Caller reported that Warren was conspicuously not scheduled to speak at the Tribal Nations Policy Summit in Washington, D.C., despite being the only senator to claim a Native American heritage.
Warren apparently changed her mind about appearing at the summit and made a surprise appearance on Wednesday, addressing allegations that she has lied about her ancestry. Cherokee genealogists have traced Warren’s family tree and found no evidence to support her claim of minority status.
Warren kicked off her speech by bashing President Donald Trump for jokingly referring to her as “Pocahontas,” asserting that the real Pocahontas is “far darker” than the Disney movie and is routinely “twisted” to serve political purposes.
Read more at the Daily Caller.