Warren urges 'action' at meeting with Native American women

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., waves to local residents as she arrives at an organizing event, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

WASHINGTON — Democrat Elizabeth Warren has met with Native American women, calling for "action" on issues important to their community such as the rising problem of missing and murdered indigenous women.

Warren's meeting on Tuesday comes amid lingering tensions over her past claims to Native American identity as she seeks the Democratic presidential nomination. President Donald Trump continues to hit Warren on the issue, mocking her with a racial slur and recently tweeting about "the TRAIL" in what some viewed as a reference to Native American genocide.

Warren was introduced Tuesday by New Mexico Democratic Rep. Deb Haaland, one of two Native Americans serving in Congress, who called the Massachusetts senator "a great friend to Indian Country."

Haaland and Warren said they're working together on new legislation addressing Native American issues.

Must Read

Q&A: Delta CEO on outage, efforts to 'win...

Aug 10, 2016

Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian apologizes for canceled flights and to prevent future computer...

Judge dismisses suit accusing Twitter of...

Aug 10, 2016

A federal judge in San Francisco has dismissed a lawsuit accusing Twitter of supporting the Islamic...

Air Force struggles with fighter pilot shortage...

Aug 10, 2016

Air Force officials say they have a shortage of 700 fighter pilots, even as the U.S. battles in...

Teenager who scaled Trump Tower had past problems...

Aug 11, 2016

A Virginia teenager who climbed partway up Trump Tower in New York City had a history of problems...

Source: Boy was decapitated on waterslide at...

Aug 11, 2016

The 10-year-old boy killed during a ride on the world's tallest waterslide was decapitated, a...

Sign up now!

About Us

In The Headline sought to bring professionalism back into journalism, bringing you only the most exclusive and the most impactive news from all over the globe.

Contact us: sales[at]intheheadline.com