Gabbard attacks Warren as 'fake indigenous woman of color'

Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardFinancial firms facing serious hacking threat in COVID-19 era Gabbard drops defamation lawsuit against Clinton It's as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process MORE (D-Hawaii) blasted her fellow 2020 contender Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenBiden VP race is highly fluid days before expected pick Senate Democrats demand answers on migrant child trafficking during pandemic Senate Democrats push to include free phone calls for incarcerated people in next relief package 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 Facebook - Gohmert tests positive; safety fears escalate on Capitol Hill Trump turns White House into backdrop for political events The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Justices rule Manhattan prosecutor, but not Congress, can have Trump tax records 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 TrumpBiden says his faith is 'bedrock foundation of my life' after Trump claim Coronavirus talks on life support as parties dig in, pass blame Ohio governor tests negative in second coronavirus test MORE seized on the issue as well, controversially nicknaming the Massachusetts senator "Pocahontas."

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