A Boston Herald reporter had some harsh criticism for Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) during a Sunday interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press”
Look, I think – and sadly enough we’re two years out of the presidential election – I think Elizabeth Warren’s biggest problem is that people are already getting tired of her,” said Kimberly Atkins, the Herald’s Chief Washington Reporter to host Chuck Todd.
“I mean, the presidential buzz around her has been going on for so long, and the pushback she got after that terrible DNA rollout I would think that the staffers are trying to protect their future jobs and trying to distance themselves.
Todd noted that Warren’s Chief of Staff has met with potential 2020 contender State Rep. Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke (D-Texas). According to a recent Harvard/Harris poll, Warren only garnered about 5 percent of the vote. Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) lead the field by a wide margin, followed by O’Rourke at 7 percent.
“I think in this case, Elizabeth Warren didn’t realize how high her political perils were, and sort of floated thing that really fell early,” Atkins continued, referring to Warren’s botched DNA test results.
The Massachusetts Senator, who long claimed Native American ancestry, which she has used to further her political goals among a Democratic Party that is fixated on electing leaders based on skin color rather than merit. Warren took a DNA test that showed that she was about 1/1024th Native American, and in one of the least self-aware moments in political history, released the results of the test to the public thinking it would vindicate her. She was mocked relentlessly for the gaff.
It appears that the highest office in the land might be too far of a reach for the pretend Indian.
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) December 9, 2018
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