Sen. Elizabeth Warren‘s presidential campaign is officially on the ropes. Receipts have surfaced that she outwardly lied about being Native American.
The Washington Post obtained Warren’s registration card for the State Bar of Texas back in 1986, which clearly shows she lied by identifying as an “American Indian.” See below:
Warren is now apologizing.
“I can’t go back. But I am sorry for furthering confusion on tribal sovereignty and tribal citizenship and harm that resulted,” she told the Post.
Back in October, Warren released a DNA test to try to prove she was part Native American after Trump claimed she was lying about her heritage. The test, which was conducted by a Stanford University professor, showed that Warren has a Native American ancestor going back six to 10 generations, which means she is somewhere between 1/32nd and 1/1,024th American Indian.
While at a campaign event in Sioux City, Iowa, in January, Warren was asked why she took a DNA test that only gave Trump more “fodder.” She responded by saying, “I am not a person of color; I am not a citizen of a tribe… Tribal citizenship is very different from ancestry. Tribes, and only tribes, determine tribal citizenship, and I respect that difference. My decision was: I’m just gonna put it all out there. Took a while, but just put it all out there.”
Native American journalist Simon Moya-Smith blasted Warren, writing on CNN.com, “Warren claims now to have Native American heritage. And her claim to having such heritage — versus a claim of actually being Native — feels sneaky to me. Where has she been on these many issues that plague our communities? Although the results from her DNA test are new, her identity claims here aren’t. Why has she ignored us for so long? Why only now come around? This latest disclosure lets her save face without having responsibilities to the Native community she’s claiming to share heritage with. Furthermore, name me one nation or tribe that claims her. None do.”
Warren might want to give up those dreams of being president. Colonizing an identity will not win you a Democratic primary.