Elizabeth Warren, aka Squaw Pants on Fire, is making more news as another document has surfaced showing that at age 36 she was still claiming to be a Native American. The presidential candidate claims that this was all a misunderstanding since her family had misled her.
The Document in question.
Elizabeth Warren filled out a form for the State Bar of Texas in 1986 claiming American Indian heritage, according to documents reviewed by The Post https://t.co/YQjkCIxkDt
“This was about 30 years ago, and I am not a tribal citizen, tribes and only tribes determine citizenship. When I was growing up in Oklahoma, I learned about my family the same way most people do. My brothers and I learned from our mom and our dad and our brothers and our sisters, and those were our family stories.
But that said, there really is an important distinction of tribal citizenship. I am not a member of a tribe. I have apologized for not being more sensitive to that distinction. It’s an important distinction.”
“The Cherokee Nation complained then that tribal nations, not DNA tests, determine citizenship and that Warren was “undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage.”
“A DNA test is useless to determine tribal citizenship,” Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. said at the time. “Current DNA tests do not even distinguish whether a person’s ancestors were indigenous to North or South America.”
“It makes a mockery out of DNA tests and its legitimate uses while also dishonoring legitimate tribal governments and their citizens, whose ancestors are well documented and whose heritage is proven,” he added.
Warren may have already fessed up to this one having released her DNA results to the public. But it doesn’t make it ok that she pretended to be Native American. It seems like if Trump had not called her out for her lie she would still be claiming Native American Ancestry today. After all, she had it tough being the first “woman of color” at Harvard Law School.