CNN reported that Deb Haaland of New Mexico would be the first Native American female in U.S. Congress if elected. This undermines arguments on CNN in recent days that Warren is a Native American due to her 1/1024th blood representation.
CNN, back in June, also reported that Haaland would be first female Native American in Congress.
“Deb Haaland has won the primary for New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District, CNN projects, putting her on track to become the first Native American woman in Congress,” the report said.
Al Jazeera identified Haaland as potentially the first Native American woman in Congress in an article Tuesday.
“The upcoming US midterm elections will feature a large number of female first-time candidates, including Deb Haaland, who is seeking to become the first female Native American ever elected to the US Congress,” said a Tuesday Al Jazeera report. “Haaland’s supporters say that she will bring a unique voice to Congress if she wins the election.”
Haaland would represent New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District if she wins. She seeks to replace Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-N.M.), who is running for Governor.
So which is it? Is Warren indeed Native, and thus the first Native female in Congress? Or is Warren not Native, which would make Haaland the first Native female in Congress?
The mainstream press cannot have this both ways.
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