Sen. Elizabeth Warren claimed to be an “American Indian” when registering for the State Bar of Texas in 1986.
The Washington Post reported today that it had acquired, via an open records request, her registration card and a Post reporter tweeted out an image of the card.
The card, written in ink and signed personally by Ms. Elizabeth Warren, identifies her race as an “American Indian.”
Here is the form Elizabeth Warren filled out for the State Bar of Texas claiming American Indian heritage. pic.twitter.com/VwHifS7BCL
— Amy Gardner (@AmyEGardner) February 6, 2019
In addition to the DNA test, she released employment documents over the summer to show that she didn’t use ethnicity to further her career. And in a speech a year ago, she addressed her decision to call herself a Native American, though she didn’t offer the apology that some wanted at the time.
But as Warren undergoes increased scrutiny as a presidential candidate, additional documents could surface to keep the issue alive.
Using an open records request during a general inquiry, for example, The Post obtained Warren’s registration card for the State Bar of Texas, providing a previously undisclosed example of Warren identifying as an ‘‘American Indian.’’
Warren filled out the card by hand and signed it. Dated April 1986, it is the first document to surface showing Warren making the claim in her own handwriting. Her office didn’t dispute its authenticity.
For Warren, putting this chapter behind her is key to calming the nerves of Democrats who want a nominee who can move beyond any problems in his or her past and present a strong challenge to President Trump.
For the Democratic electorate, roiled by Trump’s racially insensitive comments, it’s become more important for a Democratic standard-bearer to show an understanding of issues related to race and identity. More
Warren is an excellent example of what Democrats will do to get what they want. It is common knowledge that they will lie, cheat and steal and believe the end justifies the means. Enough with her lying and half-apologies.
Is she ever going to apologize to the real Native Americans from whom she stole her education and her job from?