Elizabeth Warren is mounting a struggling campaign for President.
She’s been hit with scandals about her past lies claiming to be a Native American.
Now her career may be over because of this racist comment.
Like all Democrats running for President, Warren is racing to the left.
But she needed to hit the brakes.
Warren stunned voters when she came out in favor of reparations for slavery.
The Week reports:
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said Thursday she supports reparations for black Americans affected by slavery, The New York Times reports.
Warren said in an interview with the Times that “we must confront the dark history of slavery and government-sanctioned discrimination in this country that has had many consequences, including undermining the ability of black families to build wealth in America for generations.” She also said that “we need systemic, structural changes to address that.”
Warren did not provide any specifics about what her plan would be, but the Times notes that this is significant given that it’s a policy previous Democratic presidential candidates chose not to support. For instance, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who recently announced his 2020 bid, was not in favor of reparations in 2016, saying at the time that it would not pass Congress and would be “very divisive.” For that matter, neither was former President Barack Obama or former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
White Democrats running for President believe they are at a disadvantage.
They think the minority voters that increasingly dominate the Democratic voter coalitions will vote on race or gender “justice” issues.
And they believe voters will give black or Hispanic candidates greater authority on those issues.
So Warren is banking on taking the most extreme positions possible on “social justice” issues in order to win over minority voters.
Will it work? And are they “willing to win the primary to lose the general election?”
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story