The Massachusetts senator - who had announced her intention to run on New Year's Eve - is among the highest-profile of the growing pool of Democrats hoping to unseat President Donald Trump in 2020.
Weaving specific policy prescriptions into her remarks, from Medicare for All to the elimination of Washington "lobbying as we know it", Warren avoided taking direct jabs at President Donald Trump.
"Every day there is a racist tweet, a hateful tweet - something really dark and ugly", Warren said as she opened an event in Cedar Rapids. "And what are we, as candidates, as activists, the press, going to do about it?" Are we going to chase after those every day? "I've been grateful for her counsel as we've worked together to tackle issues of importance to Indian Country", Warren said in her introduction of Andrews-Maltais.
Jordan Gale/Polaris/NewscomSenator Elizabeth Warren, announcing her campaign for president here over the weekend, used the word "rich" or a variation on it-"richer", "richest"-at least nine times in a single 45-minute stump speech".
President Donald Trump's eldest son made light over the weekend of the United States government's history of genocide against Native Americans as part of a slam against Sen.
U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris of California also is expected to make her second campaign appearance in SC this weekend.
The joke played on the hot water Warren found herself in for exaggerating her Native American ancestry over the years.
Hoping to put the controversy to rest, Warren released DNA tests in October - but this backfired when they showed her to have only negligible amounts of Native blood, dating back generations. Warren said those richest families, "wanted to be even richer, and they didn't care who got hurt". "Donald Trump is the symptom of a badly broken system", she said. Kamala Harris, New Jersey Sen.
"I don't think there's much doubt of that", she said.Earlier in the day, the Massachusetts Democrat had lamented in Cedar Rapids that the country is in a "dangerous moment", and that, "what happens in 2020 is going to determine the direction of our nation, the direction of our people".
Warren cemented her 2020 campaign with a call to fight economic inequality and build "an America that works for everyone". It marked the first time the claim had been documented in Warren's own handwriting, reignited a debate that had begun quiet down, and prompted yet another apology.
Warren was introduced Tuesday by New Mexico Democratic Rep Deb Haaland, one of two Native Americans serving in Congress, who called the MA senator "a great friend to Indian Country".