Protesters had to remind Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., not to overlook Native Americans as she listed groups of people she claims lack power in politics.
"I am angry because of everyone who has lost power," Warren said at a Thursday demonstration against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in Washington, D.C.
Warren, a possible 2020 Democratic presidential contender, evoked African-Americans, Latinos, and members of the LGBTQ community as examples before some people in the crowd shouted out "Native Americans."
"Students, seniors, Native Americans: over and over people who don't have power," she said. "Our democracy has been hijacked by the powerful who don't plan to share it. So yes, I am angry, but let me make it clear, I have a plan."
In 1996, Harvard Law School touted Warren, then a professor there, as being "Native American." They singled her out, Warren later acknowledged, because she had listed herself as a minority in an Association of American Law Schools directory.
President Trump has repeatedly poked fun at Warren's claim to Native American heritage, branding her "Pocahontas", to the delight of his core supporters.
Protesters yell at Fauxcahontas Elizabeth Warren during anti-Kavanaugh rally when she forgets to mention the plight of Native Americans pic.twitter.com/yvmPVnKiB3— Ryan Saavedra 🇺🇸 (@RealSaavedra) October 4, 2018
Warren identifies as being part Cherokee and Delaware Indian based on family folklore without providing further proof, according to Factcheck.org. She has been criticized for leveraging a claim to minority status in the 1980s and '90s to springboard her legal career.
The Boston Globe, however, reported in September that Harvard University did not factor Warren's ethnicity into its decision to hire her in 1993, nor did other law schools when considering her candidacy for four previous positions.