Warren Calls for Revoking Medals Given to U.S. Soldiers Who Attacked Lakota Tribe in 1890

2020 candidate Elizabeth Warren has introduced a bill that would revoke Medals of Honor from U.S. soldiers involved in the Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890.

Analyst Frank Luntz commented on the news:

If you‘re wondering why Elizabeth Warren has been slipping in the polls recently, here’s an example.

Issues that score points with #Woke Twitter aren’t always (or usually) a priority for the other 95% of the electorate.

In February, after a PR disaster that came with releasing her DNA results showing sub-fractional Native American heritage at best, Warren apologized for her Native American ancestry claims, admitting “I am not a tribal citizen.”

AJC reports, a White House contender who has faced considerable criticism over her claims of Native American ancestry wants to revoke 20 medals of honor given to soldiers who participated in an 1890 attack on a Lakota Indian tribe.

On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren introduced the Remove the Stain Act, a bill cosponsored by two other Democratic presidential candidates, U.S. sens. Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders. Several other senators also signed the bill, a companion to a similar bill in the U.S. House.

On Dec. 29, 1890, the U.S. Army’s 7th cavalry surrounded a band of Lakota Indians led by the ailing Chief Big Foot near Wounded Knee Creek in South Dakota. Army soldiers demanded the tribe surrender their weapons. A shot was fired, sparking a brutal battle in which more than 150 Indians, including women and children, were killed.

The Army lost 25 men.

“The horrifying acts of violence against hundreds of Lakota men, women, and children at Wounded Knee should be condemned, not celebrated with Medals of Honor,” Warren said in a statement. “The Remove the Stain Act acknowledges a profoundly shameful event in U.S. history, and that’s why I’m joining my House colleagues in this effort to advance justice and take a step toward righting wrongs against Native peoples.”

The Medal of Honor is awarded for “gallantry beyond the call of duty.”

Warren has faced criticism that she used a claim of Native American ancestry to advance her career. During the time Warren was a law professor at Harvard, she changed her ethnicity on personnel forms from “white” to “Native American.”

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