What, no roses from Warren? A socialist critiques her speech

What, no roses from Warren? A socialist critiques her speech

What, no roses from Warren? A socialist critiques her speech

Democrat Elizabeth Warren has officially kicked off her 2020 White House run with a full-throated pledge to defend working Americans, unbowed by a row over her Native American ancestry that has threatened to nip her campaign in the bud.

She and her backers hoped that message could distinguish her in a crowded Democratic field and help her move past the controversy surrounding her past claims to Native American heritage. 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.

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But it remained unclear how badly damaged Warren is by a stubborn controversy over her claim to Native American roots - a claim Trump has seized upon to belittle her, mocking her as "Pocahontas".

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.

However, when all is said and done, almost two dozen Democrats are expected to enter the fray, with others like Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, former Vice President Joe Biden, Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown, Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley, California Congressman Eric Swalwell and former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke having signaled they're considering a run.

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Warren acknowledged in her speech that some view her ideas as unrealistic.

Unable to overcome Republican opposition to become the Director of the CFPB, Warren instead challenged and defeated Republican incumbent Senator Scott Brown of MA in 2012. The only thing standing in her way is the continued criticism of her claimed Native American heritage. "And she shouldn't presume that the scrutiny of her past is going to end as she formally launches her presidential campaign".

Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Warren could not say whether she had listed her race as American Indian on other forms at the time. "On Sat, February 9, I'll be making a BIG announcement about my 2020 plans". And as a senator from Vermont who won the New Hampshire primary, he would likely go into the Granite State as an early favorite if he chose to run again.

The Cherokee Nation criticized Warren's announcement past year, saying her use of a DNA test is "useless" for determining tribal citizenship and that using DNA analysis to determine connection to any tribal nation is "inappropriate and wrong".

Despite their sparring history Ms Warren avoided taking direct jabs at President Trump - instead weaving specific policy prescriptions, such as the elimination of Washington "lobbying as we know it", into her remarks.

Associated Press writer Meg Kinnard contributed from Columbia, South Carolina.

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