Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has banked a huge amount of her political stock on stopping Judge Neil Gorsuch from being confirmed as America’s next Supreme Court justice.
This week, her crusade against Gorsuch found herself facing off with her (alleged) tribes.
According to Legal Insurrection, Warren’s anti-Gorsuch stance has her running afoul of two major Native American groups.
These Native American groups support Gorsuch over Democrat resistance, and want the world to know it.
“As noted repeatedly during the hearing, Judge Gorsuch has significant experience with cases involving the interests of Indian tribes and Indian people,” NCAI president Brian Cladoosby and NARF executive director John Echohawk wrote in the letter first obtained by The Washington Examiner.
“His opinions recognize tribes as sovereign governments, and address issues of significance to tribes, including state police incursion onto tribal lands, sovereign immunity, religious freedom, accounting for trust funds, exhaustion of tribal remedies, and Indian country criminal jurisdiction. Judge Gorsuch appears to be both attentive to the details and respectful to the fundamental principles of tribal sovereignty and the federal trust responsibility,” the letter said.
That ringing endorsement can’t sit well with Warren, who has repeatedly claimed to be of Native American descent — despite having blonde hair and blue eyes.
Critics have regularly mocked the claim. Conservative rivals have claimed Warren was simply caught cheating her way into Harvard Law School in the 1990s.
President Donald Trump himself regularly poked fun at the improbable claim during the 2016 presidential election and began calling Warren “Pocahontas” at rallies.
Gorsuch’s nomination vote by the Senate Judiciary Committee is set to be held April 3rd. Political experts expect him to be confirmed, despite Warren and other Democrat resistance.
It seems Warren won’t be invited to the next family reunion.
— The Horn editorial team