Elizabeth Warren is running for re-election in 2018.
She believes a victory will be her stepping stone to the Presidency in 2020.
But she was asked one question that could bring all her plans crashing down.
When Warren first ran for office in 2012, she was dogged by her lies about her supposed Native American heritage.
Now a challenger in 2018 is raising the issue once again.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
“A candidate for the 2018 U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts tweeted out a video on Sunday challenging Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) to prove her claims of having American Indian heritage.
V.A. Shiva, who is seeking the Republican nomination in 2018 and has claimed he invented email, filmed himself holding a “23andMe” DNA testing kit, which he claims requires only his saliva and a “few short days” to prove if he was a real Indian. Shiva was born in Bombay, India, while Warren’s claim is about having American Indian, or Native American, heritage.
“I want to challenge Elizabeth Warren to do the same,” he said. “I’m calling this now the Real Indian vs. Fake Indian challenge. Elizabeth, why don’t you do this? It’s really, really simple.”
Back in 2012, it was revealed that Warren said she was of Cherokee heritage.
Critics blasted her for claiming to be a minority to help her get a job.
Warren alleged family stories were evidence of her Native American ancestry, but no corroborating evidence has emerged.
Shiva stoked the controversy by tweeting out a video of real Cherokee Indians ripping Warren for her dishonesty.
— V.A. SHIVA (@va_shiva) May 21, 2017
Trump used Warren’s scandal to his advantage by dismissing her as “Pocahontas” when she would try and needle him on the campaign trail.
NBC News reports:
“President Donald Trump returned to one of his most derogatory insults Friday, referring to Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren as “Pocahontas” — a jab at her Native American ancestry.
Speaking to a cheering crowd of NRA members in Atlanta, Trump said “it may be Pocahontas” who seeks the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020.
“She is not big on the NRA,” Trump added, an apparent reference to Warren’s support of gun-control measures.“
During the 2016 election, Trump dispatched many of his opponents – from Jeb Bush to Ted Cruz to Hillary Clinton – by labeling them with hilarious nicknames that cut to the heart of voter’s negative perceptions about them as people or politicians.
Warren is expected to easily win re-election in deep blue Massachusetts.
But because Shiva is re-raising the issue that Warren falsely claimed to have a Native American heritage, he could be prepping the groundwork for Trump to use it against her in a possible 2020 match up.