The Massachusetts Democrat has been under increased pressure to provide evidence of her Native American roots, with President Trump repeatedly mocking her as "Pocahontas" as recently as Saturday.
"I went to speak to Native American tribal leaders and I made a promise to them that every time President Trump wants to try to throw out some kind of racial slur, he wants to attack me, I'm going to use it as a chance to lift up their stories", she said on "State of the Union". "2018. Massachusetts. Whoohoo." Meet the Press host Chuck Todd countered her statement by speculating if she would also commit to all six years if she were to win re-election.
Warren has faced questions about her Native American ancestry since the Boston Herald reported in 2012 that a Harvard Law spokesman had referred to her as Native American. "I know who I am because of what my mother and my father told me, what my grandmother and my grandfather told me, what all my aunts and uncles told me and my brothers".
The President came under fire when he referred to Warren as "Pocahontas" previous year during a Navajo war veterans event at the White House.
"This isn't a Democrats or Republicans or blue states or red states" issue, Warren said.
"My mother and daddy were born and raised in Oklahoma". Warren spoke on the Senate floor last week, proposing 17 amendments to the bill, which she says erodes consumer protections. Her parents, she said, eventually eloped.
Warren's response came after Todd read a portion of the editorial, posted on the television screen, that appeared in The Eagle's Tuesday edition. So she IS running for Senate.
"It's a part of who I am and no one's ever gonna take that away", she said.
While the senator said she never used her heritage claim to get ahead, she has been found listed as minority faculty in university directories.
Although questions over her claims of Native American ancestry have continued to dog U.S. Sen. I know who I am'. And he was head over heels in love with her and wanted to marry her.
Warren then said that "more than half of all native women have been the victims of sexual violence", and the "United States government does nothing about that".
'That is just fundamentally wrong.