Democrats have turned on Elizabeth Warren over her October surprise DNA report and slam her for distracting voters from the mid-terms with her claim of DNA proof she is partly American Indian.
The ill-advised move was widely seen as a signal she would run for president with an aggressive push-back style but it went horribly wrong.
Elizabeth Warren must be a complete idiot to have pushed this forward. And she wants to be president? No thank you!
Oh my. https://t.co/Ds8kx6jlhQ
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) October 16, 2018
A leading Democratic strategist pushed back Monday within hours of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s gambit to release the results of her DNA test with a plea for Democrats to ‘stay focused’ on 2018.
Jim Messina, who helped President Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign, pushed back after Warren released a video on her web site and the results of genetic testing that proves some amount of Native American ancestry – though the amount could 1.6 per cent or lower.
The move immediately stoked further speculation about Warren’s potential as a 2020 presidential candidate, brought back video of President Donald Trump’s ‘Pocahontas’ attacks on her – and took the spotlight away from Democrats vying to take back Congress. More
Dems reacted with dismay and disbelief to Elizabeth Warren’s release of a DNA test showing she may have small traces of Native American ancestry.
Argue the substance all you want, but why 22 days before a crucial election where we MUST win house and senate to save America, why did @SenWarren have to do her announcement now? Why can’t Dems ever stay focused???
— Jim Messina (@Messina2012) October 15, 2018
Pretty extraordinary video to surface even before you enter the race. It says:
1)@SenWarren is 100% running.
2)She thinks this Pocahontas crap is a potential problem.
3)She wants to dispose of it now, lest she be Birtherized.
The risk I’m sure she considered? This elevates it. https://t.co/zzxVFdL00C
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) October 15, 2018
I’m hard pressed to find anything worse to talk about 3 weeks from the midterms than Bill Clinton’s affairs or Elizabeth Warren’s heritage
— Vote November 6th (@sarahcpr) October 15, 2018
Honestly though, shouldn’t Elizabeth Warren have waited 3 weeks to release her DNA results? There are tight races all over the country. Seems to me, best use of time for any potential Democratic presidential nominee candidate right now, is helping elect other Democrats.
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) October 15, 2018
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