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Here’s how people reacted to Elizabeth Warren’s speech

Senator Elizabeth Warren greeted people behind stage before speaking on Wednesday at the Congress of American Indians in Washington, D.C.
Essdras M Suarez for the Boston Globe
Senator Elizabeth Warren greeted people behind stage before speaking on Wednesday at the Congress of American Indians in Washington, D.C.

US Senator Elizabeth Warren received a standing ovation when she finished a speech at the National Congress of American Indians Wednesday.

The reaction from others nationwide was much more mixed.

After the Massachusetts Democrat addressed her claims of Native American heritage more directly — and far more expansively — than she ever has before, many took to Twitter to make their opinions on her speech known.

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Some praised the senator for not shying away from the issue.

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Others appeared unimpressed, or remained unconvinced of her Native American heritage.

Many others pointed out the speech is an indication that Warren could have presidential ambitions in 2020.

In her speech, Warren forcefully responded to President Trump’s derisively calling her “Pocahontas.” She also did not apologize for her claims that her mother’s family had Cherokee blood — instead, reaffirming: “My mother’s family was part Native American.”

Matt Viser and Liz Goodwin of the Globe staff contributed to this report.