President Trump reportedly mocked Democrats in a meeting with senators this week for allowing Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) become the face of their party.
“Pocahontas is now the face of your party,” Trump said in the meeting, sources told CNN.
From The Hill
Trump frequently called Warren “Pocahontas” as an insult on the campaign trail, mocking her for previously talking about having a distant Native American ancestry.
Warren has been one of Trump’s fiercest critics and often bashed him while she campaigned for Hillary Clinton.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) inadvertently created a rallying cry for supporters of Warren earlier this week when he rebuked her on the Senate floor for a speech against now-Attorney General Jeff Sessions, after which the Senate voted to temporarily bar her from speaking.
As Democrats held the Senate floor overnight to protest Sessions’s nomination for attorney general, Warren quoted a 1986 letter that the late Coretta Scott King, a civil rights activist and wife of Martin Luther King Jr., wrote opposing Sessions’s nomination for a federal judgeship at the time.
McConnell interrupted Warren, saying she had impugned another senator and violated an arcane Senate rule.
“Sen. Warren was giving a lengthy speech. She had appeared to violate the rule. She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted,” he said.
The Senate voted 49-43 along party lines to prevent Warren from speaking on the Senate floor for the remainder of debate on Sessions’s nomination.
Democrats slammed McConnell and GOP representatives for silencing Warren, thrusting her into the limelight just as rumors continue to circulate that she could run on the Democratic ticket in 2020.