'Like anyone who has been honest with themselves, I know I have made mistakes, ' the MA senator said at the start of her appearance at the forum in this pivotal early voting state. "I am sorry for harm that I have caused".
Now that Warren is gaining in most polls, she's trying to prove to voters that the controversy won't doom her in a general election matchup against Trump.
In keeping with her reputation as the presidential hopeful with a steady stream of detailed policy plans, Warren unveiled a wide-ranging proposal last week focused on a host of Native American issues, including "restoring tribal sovereignty", addressing the "epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous women" and empowering tribes to combat substance use disorders.
Warren said she wants to spend less to lock people up and more to lift people up.
Warren stated publicly sharing the DNA test results were meant to demonstrate transparency on the matter despite now removing the video from their campaign website.
When asked by conservative commentator Stephen Miller how the use of the word "Fauxcahontas" was racist and whether Warren was indeed a Native American woman, Bendery simply repeated her claim that the use of the word "Fauxcahontas" was racist. Haaland lamented that Warren's ancestry has attracted outsized attention when Trump faces his own charges of racism. In the aftermath of that, she apologized, in public and private.
Legislatively, Warren says she would push to repeal the 1994 crime bill, a jab at former Vice President Joe Biden, who authored it, and at progressive rival Sen.
"I think what she had to say is really good for Indian country. A person has to admit their mistakes and move on".
Elizabeth Warren released a plan Tuesday aimed at reducing the inequities in the criminal justice system, ahead of a roundtable on the topic in Minneapolis.
Elaborating on his claim, Watters said he believed Warren adopted Native American ethnicity to help herself to the detriment of others.
Warren did not apologize but said, "I am not a person of color", she said. He said he liked what Warren had to say about making sure the country honors its promises and treaties with tribes. In her push to "decriminalize mental health crises", Warren points to "Medicare for All" and its promise of "continuous access" to care for the mentally ill.
Gary Funmaker, 72, of Black River Falls, Wisconsin, said Warren had "good energy to her" and he didn't see much need for further apology.
The 2018 midterm elections saw almost 50 Native Americans elected to state legislatures; Native American governors elected in two states, Oklahoma and Minnesota; and two Native women, Haaland of New Mexico and Sharice Davids of Kansas, take seats in Congress.
"She did a nice job inspiring the crowd", said TJ Yocum, of South St. Paul, who attended the rally with his 8-year-old daughter.