Republicans Pounce on Warren's Native Claim

  • 2019-02-06
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Republicans Pounce on Warren's Native Claim
Tim Pierce from Wikimedia Commons
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) listed her race as "American Indian" in a handwritten registration form she submitted to the Texas State Bar in 1986.

The Washington Post reports:
 

Using an open records request during a general inquiry, The Washington Post obtained Elizabeth Warren’s registration card for the State Bar of Texas, revealing Warren identified as an “American Indian.”

Elizabeth Warren apologized for claiming to be Native American for nearly two decades as she struggles to put the scandal behind her as she prepares to announce her 2020 Presidential bid.

“I can’t go back,” Warren said in an interview with The Washington Post. “But I am sorry for furthering confusion on tribal sovereignty and tribal citizenship and harm that resulted.”

Warren apologized to the chief of the Cherokee Nation last week marking the first time she has ever apologized for falsely claiming Native American heritage.


The presidential hopeful gave another mea culpa in October after taking a DNA test to confirm her Native American ancestry suggested she's between 1/64th and 1/1,024th Mexican, Peruvian, and Colombian.
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