Gabbard attacks Warren as 'fake indigenous woman of color'

Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardTulsi Gabbard blasts new House rules on gender neutral language as 'height of hypocrisy' A vaccine, a Burrito and more: 7 lighter, memorable moments from 2020 Growing number of House Republicans warm to proxy voting MORE (D-Hawaii) blasted her fellow 2020 contender Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenExclusive: How Obama went to bat for Warren Minimum wage setback revives progressive calls to nix Senate filibuster Democratic strategists start women-run media consulting firm MORE (D-Mass.) on Tuesday, calling her a "fake indigenous woman of color" in a tweet.

Gabbard was responding to a segment on Fox News's "The Daily Briefing" in which Karl RoveKarl Christian RoveThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by The AIDS Institute - Ahead: One-shot vax, easing restrictions, fiscal help The Hill's Morning Report - Disaster politics hobble Cruz, Cuomo Trump-McConnell rift divides GOP donors MORE described Warren as the "only woman left" in the 2020 Democratic field. 

Gabbard is still running for president and took a delegate early on Super Tuesday in results from American Samoa.


Gabbard's tweet was addressed to the Fox anchor Dana Perino, though Perino did not describe Warren as the last female candidate in the primary, or to her being the last woman of color. Perino is the anchor of The Daily Briefing, which Rove was appearing on as a guest. 

"@DanaPerino I'm not quite sure why you're telling FOX viewers that Elizabeth Warren is the last female candidate in the Dem primary. Is it because you believe a fake indigenous woman of color is 'real' and the real indigenous woman of color in this race is fake?" Gabbard tweeted alongside a video of Rove making the remark.

Gabbard appeared to be referring to criticism Warren has faced over her past claims of Native American ancestry, for which the senator has apologized. President TrumpDonald TrumpNoem touts South Dakota coronavirus response, knocks lockdowns in CPAC speech On The Trail: Cuomo and Newsom — a story of two embattled governors McCarthy: 'I would bet my house' GOP takes back lower chamber in 2022 MORE seized on the issue as well, controversially nicknaming the Massachusetts senator "Pocahontas."

This story was updated at 10:30 p.m.