Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) appeared to get a little rattled after a heckler repeatedly yelled at her during a town hall event on Saturday in Lawrenceville, Georgia.
The man shouted at Warren: “Why did you lie?”
“Hold on,” Warren responded. “We’ll get to lots of policy, I promise. Okay?”
As the man continued to shout, Warren’s voice crackled as she responded: “Be easy! Be easy!”
The man, who was escorted out of the building, was reportedly holding a sign that read ‘1/2020,’ which referenced Warren’s disastrous DNA test.
Warren’s DNA test showed that she was potentially between 1/64th and 1/1024th Mexican, Colombian, or Peruvian.
Warren’s claim that she has Native American ancestry has been highly problematic for her during the Trump era of American politics as President Donald Trump has repeatedly drawn attention to her claim, often referring to her a “Pocahontas.”
“Today Elizabeth Warren, sometimes referred to by me as Pocahontas, joined the race for President,” Trump tweeted earlier this month. “Will she run as our first Native American presidential candidate, or has she decided that after 32 years, this is not playing so well anymore? See you on the campaign TRAIL, Liz!”
Today Elizabeth Warren, sometimes referred to by me as Pocahontas, joined the race for President. Will she run as our first Native American presidential candidate, or has she decided that after 32 years, this is not playing so well anymore? See you on the campaign TRAIL, Liz!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 9, 2019
Two weeks ago, it was revealed that Warren had claimed “American Indian ancestry in her application for the State Bar of Texas, according to a new report documenting the previously undisclosed example of Warren claiming American Indian ancestry.”
Here is the form Elizabeth Warren filled out for the State Bar of Texas claiming American Indian heritage. pic.twitter.com/VwHifS7BCL
— Amy Gardner (@AmyEGardner) February 6, 2019
“Warren filled out the card by hand in neat blue ink and signed it,” The Washington Post reported. “Dated April 1986, it is the first document to surface showing Warren making the claim in her own handwriting. Her office didn’t dispute its authenticity.”
“The Texas bar registration card is significant, among other reasons, because it removes any doubt that Warren directly claimed the identity,” the Post added. “In other instances, Warren has declined to say whether she or an assistant filled out forms.”
CNN’s Harry Enten said that “a warning sign” for Warren was the fact that “Massachusetts voters who know her best don’t like her.”
“It could also be the case that maybe there’s something about her personally that voters don’t like,” Enten said. “I should point out, this is just one way to look at electability, right? We’re going to have a case. Elizabeth Warren and the rest of the Democrats are going to perform in many debates and we’ll see how she does in that particular case.”
Enten continued: “But I will say that when you look at how Massachusetts voters view Elizabeth Warren, whether it be in her re-election margin or where they place her in early primary polls where she is running third or fourth despite the fact that Massachusetts Democrats know her very, very well, I think if you were to project that out and say, hey, these Massachusetts voters who know her best don’t like her in comparison as much as the other Democrats, it’s a warning sign to me.”