Democrats are beginning to feel uncomfortable about the future of Elizabeth Warren as both a senatorial and a possible 2020 presidential candidate because of her continued insistence that she has Native American ancestry.
During her first run for the Senate Elizabeth Warren was exposed for lying about her background.
According to The Boston Globe, back in 1984, Warren and members her family contributed recipes to a Native American cookbook, where she signed her name Elizabeth Warren, Cherokee. Then in 1986, Warren listed herself as a “minority” in the American Association of Law Schools’ directory of faculty, which is commonly used by recruiters. In the early 1990s, she was hired by Harvard as a law professor, and the university actually touted Warren’s phony ancestry. By 1995, once she had achieved tenure, Warren stopped listing herself as a minority.
Of course after being exposed, Warren claimed that she didn’t know Harvard had used her unconfirmed heritage to appear more diverse. Warren also denied that she ever used her unproven lineage to gain a professional advantage. Instead of coming clean in 2012 during the height of the controversy, Warren continued to spin her Indian fairy tale
I still have a picture on my mantel at home, and it’s a picture my mother had before that, a picture of my grandfather. And my Aunt Bea has walked by that picture at least 1,000 times, remarked that he … had high cheekbones like all of the Indians do, because that’s how she saw it. And she said, ‘And your mother got those same great cheekbones, and I didn’t.’
If high cheekbones make one a Native American, then all these people(none of whom who claim to have a native American background) must be lying and hiding their background.
While non-liberals have been making fun of her unproven Cherokee background since her first run for Senate, according to the Boston Globe” there’s also discomfort on the left and among some tribal leaders and activists that Warren has a political blind spot when it comes to the murkiness surrounding her story of her heritage, which blew up as an issue in her victorious 2012 Massachusetts Senate race.”
Recently, “Daily Show host Trevor Noah mocked her for claiming Native American ancestry and the liberal website ThinkProgress published a scathing criticism of her by a Cherokee activist who said she should apologize.”
Is Pocahontas Warren lying when she claims she has some Cherokee blood?
Examinations by genealogists of documents including birth, marriage, and death records have shown no conclusive proof of Native American ancestry.
She did have an opportunity to prove herself recently. Back in July 2017, one of the GOP challengers for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) V.A. Shiva Ayyadura a gift-wrapped 23 & Me DNA test kit for her birthday. Unfortunately, he said, she refused it and sent it back.
Per the Globe, even Warren sympathizers are beginning to worry that she is leaving herself exposed to attack by not refuting or proving her claimed background. They are concerned it might any attempt to run for the Democratic nomination…