Las Vegas, NV – Presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) slammed law enforcement at a campaign event in Las Vegas on Thursday night when she made remarks that implied every police officer in America is racist.
Warren has struggled to appeal to minority voters, and her derogatory remarks about police officers seemed geared to try to portray herself as more sympathetic to minorities, the Washington Examiner reported.
“I get it,” Warren said. “I am not a woman of color. I never got thrown across the hood. I have the privilege of never having been slammed into the wall by a police officer.”
“But I tell you this,” she continued. “I listen to people who have. I listen and I say, when I am President of the United States that is not going to happen here.”
Warren has consistently cast aspersions on law enforcement as a way to prop up her pro-minority resume.
On the fifth anniversary of the riots in Ferguson, Missouri on Aug. 9, 2019, she tweeted that “we must confront systemic racism and police violence head on.”
This is despite the fact that former President Barack Obama’s U.S. Department of Justice found “no credible evidence that Wilson willfully shot Brown as he was attempting to surrender or was otherwise not posing a threat.”
But Warren’s pandering to minorities didn’t appear to have helped her in Nevada.
Despite a strong showing at the Democratic primary debate in Las Vegas on Wednesday night, Warren tanked in the Nevada caucuses on Saturday, The Washington Post reported.
With 96 percent of votes counted, Warren was in fourth place as of Monday with only 9.8 percent of the vote not having earned her any delegate votes for the convention.
Recent reports that anti-PAC crusader Warren had flip-flopped on her promise not to take campaign contributions from Super PACs proved true when Persist PAC purchased $800,000 in television ad time for pro-Warren campaign spots ahead of the Nevada caucuses, the Washington Examiner reported.