Gabbard attacks Warren as 'fake indigenous woman of color'

Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi Gabbard20 House Dems call on Trump to issue two-week, nationwide shelter-in-place order The Hill's Morning Report — ,000,000,000,000: GOP unveils historic US rescue effort Gillibrand endorses Biden for president MORE (D-Hawaii) blasted her fellow 2020 contender Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenDemocratic senators ask Pompeo to provide coronavirus aid to Palestinian territories Seth Meyers returning to late-night TV with 'hybrid episodes' Biden tops Trump by 9 points in Fox News poll 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 RoveGabbard attacks Warren as 'fake indigenous woman of color' Karl Rove: 'Long way to go' for Sanders to capture nomination: 'The field is splintered' Karl Rove argues Clinton's impeachment was 'dignified' 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 John TrumpCuomo grilled by brother about running for president: 'No. no' Maxine Waters unleashes over Trump COVID-19 response: 'Stop congratulating yourself! You're a failure' Meadows resigns from Congress, heads to White House MORE seized on the issue as well, controversially nicknaming the Massachusetts senator "Pocahontas."

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