Senator Elizabeth Warren went into a Twitter storm after she was slammed by the National Rifle Association’s Wayne LaPierre — one of America’s most beloved/hated men depending on whom you ask.
Warren, a fiery senator from Massachusetts, bashed LaPierre who called her and many other popular figures from the Democratic Party out during a speech at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference.
Warren said in a first tweet: “Wayne LaPierre can call me whatever he wants. He doesn’t scare me. You know what scares Wayne LaPierre? That person will lift their voices & demand action. That his name-calling & bullying won’t work anymore.”
The rumored 2020 presidential candidate added: “I’m going to fight theNational Rifle Association at every turn until we have sensible gun policies that keep our country safe. If Wayne LaPierre thinks we’re terrifying, he ain’t seen nothing yet. Chip in now to show the NRA we’re fighting back.”
During his address at CPAC, LaPierre, who is the NRA’s executive vice president and CEO, bashed Sen. Kamala Harris of California and Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota by saying: “How about Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Bill De Blasio, Andrew Cuomo, Cory Booker, Chris Murphy, and Keith Ellison? They are not Democrats in the mold of John F. Kennedy or Tip O’Neill. They hide behind labels like ‘Democrat,’ ‘left-wing,’ and ‘progressive,’ to make their socialist agenda more palatable. And that is terrifying.”
When I was 12, my daddy had a heart attack. All three of my brothers were off in the military, and Daddy was out of work for a long time. We lost our family station wagon, and we were about an inch away from losing our home. One day, I walked into my mother’s room and found her crying. She said, “We are not going to lose this house.” She wiped her eyes, blew her nose, and pulled on her best dress – the one she wore to funerals and graduations. At 50 years old, she walked down the street and got her first paying job: answering the phones at Sears. That minimum wage job saved our home, and my mother saved our family. I learned in that moment how mothers do what needs to be done to fight back. Whether you’re a mother or grandmother like me, or you plan to celebrate or remember the special women in your life, I hope you and your loved ones have a very happy Mother’s Day.
This month, Warren also went after President Donald Trump who had mocked her heritage.
The politician is apparently annoyed by Trump referring to her as “Pocahontas,” and according to her, his words were disrespectful towards Native Americans.
Warren also stated she has never used her origin as leverage during her long political career.
The Democrat surprised everyone by appearing in front of National Congress of American Indians where she talked about her family tree.
Apparently, her mother, Pauline Herring, was partly of Native American origin, which led her father’s parents to oppose the marriage back at the time.
Herring was born in 1912 and tied the knot with her father in 1932. The couple raised Warren, and her brothers in Oklahoma and the children understood from a very young age the difference between the two families of their parents.
Warren proudly told the story of her parents and the difficulties they faced during their youth. She also stated the history of her heritage would always be a part of her and not even the president of the United States could take it away.
The billionaire from New York has joked about Warren’s heritage by calling her “Pocahontas” on multiple occasions.
The senator stated that she is was surprised by the jokes at her expense, but explained that she does not take them seriously in any way.
Warren also explained that she has enormous respect for tribal membership and the fact that only tribes can determine and choose who their members are.