Congratulations to Deb Haaland for her victory last night in the primary for New Mexico’s heavily Democrat 1st Congressional District. Haaland, who is Native American, will “likely” be the first Native American congresswoman to serve:
— CNN (@CNN) June 6, 2018
But, unfortunately, there’s one woman standing in the way of Haaland receiving the honor of being the first Native American woman to serve in either the House or the Senate, isn’t there?
— Ryan Saavedra ?? (@RealSaavedra) June 6, 2018
— Justin Lester (@JELester9) June 6, 2018
— Jeff Ellington ???? (@Jeff__Ellington) June 6, 2018
Although it does look like anti-gun activist Shannon Watts has, at the very least, admitted that Warren is not Native American. Here she is praising Haaland who she says will be the “first Native American woman in Congress”:
SHE DID IT!! Deb Haaland is a @momsdemand Gun Sense Distinction candidate and just won the primary to be the Democratic candidate in New Mexico’s 1st congressional district. A member of the Pueblo of Laguna tribe, she would also be the first Native American woman in Congress. https://t.co/32DasBVafl
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) June 6, 2018
Update: Newsweek and Shareblue Media crap on Sen. Warren, too!
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) June 6, 2018
— Shareblue Media (@Shareblue) June 6, 2018
And we eagerly await someone asking Haaland about what she feels about Warren’s ancestral claims:
— CNN (@CNN) March 12, 2018
But it looks like everyone is just going to ignore that this is an issue, won’t they?
It was an honor to meet w/@SenWarren today. Thank you for your progressive leadership. I'm fighting to make sure I walk the halls of Congress w/you to fight for medicare for all, lead the renewable energy revolution, take big money out politics, & women's equality. #nmpol #nm01 pic.twitter.com/Kz2ZowN9UV
— Deb Haaland (@Deb4CongressNM) April 19, 2018
Editor’s note: This post has been updated.