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Pelosi Celebrates Potential ‘First Native American Woman’ in Congress

"When she comes to Congress...she'll come there as the first Native American woman ever in the history of our country," Pelosi said on Tuesday.

By NTK Staff | 08.07.2018 @1:15pm

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said New Mexico Democratic congressional candidate Deb Haaland could be “the first Native American woman” in Congress, during an event for Haaland on Tuesday.

“When she comes to Congress, think of it – Deb’s with you, she’s with all of you, and she’ll come there as the first Native American woman ever in the history of our country,” Pelosi told the crowd, to applause.

Last week Haaland drew national attention for her speech at NetRoots Nation, where she declared that she would be the “first Native American woman in Congress.” This happened minutes before Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) took the stage.

Haaland’s comments were seen as a dig at Warren, who has claimed for years to be a descendant of Native Americans but has refused to provide adequate proof to support her claim.

Has Pelosi joined Haaland in thinking that Warren might not actually be a descendant of Native Americans, as she claims?

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