Once again, Republican Cathy McMorris Rodgers in the U.S. House of Representatives from the 5th Congressional District fails to speak out. A few days ago, Trump used a Native American name, specifically Pocahontas, to denigrate Senator Elizabeth Warren because of her very distant Native American Heritage. Most of you probably see why this is racist. It is using someones name in vain, and choosing a historical minority person as the name.
Actually, the actual historical details of Pocahontas possibly quite gruesome. Much of it is no Disney story. She was kidnapped and allegedly raped and poisoned by white settlers. I sincerely doubt that our idiot President was aware of that, but it just adds to the insult.
From Senator Lisa Brown who is running against McMorris Rodgers . . .
Not only are the important things being ignored, but equally disturbing is the recent incident of President Trump referring to Senator Elizabeth Warren as “Pocahontas” at a ceremony honoring Native veterans. This is the latest in a string of disrespectful or disproven pronouncements by the President, and yet Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers remains silent.I will be civil, but I will not be silent. I will speak out about incidents like these, and will put country over party in Congress. Please support me with a contribution today. As the end of the year draws near, congressional lawmakers are focusing all their time and energy on pushing proposals that will harm the people of our district.
That is what I like about Lisa Brown. She is willing to stand up to power and say what needs to be said. Thank you Lisa. I really hope you beat McMorris.