It seems like the growing consensus on the left is that Elizabeth Warren is the most likely Democrat nominee for president in 2020. While here far left economics and penchant for promising free stuff that someone else bought appeals to the Democrat base, she comes with a lot of weaknesses. Not the least of which is the fact that for some 40 years she misrepresented herself as someone of American Indian heritage…those high cheekbones are a tell, donchaknow…and used that alleged ethnicity for what, to the casual observer, looks like personal advancement.
Lest you think this misrepresentation was innocent and accidental, it wasn’t. On her Texas Bar application, Warren, in her own handwriting, declares herself to be 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
From 1985 through 1996, the American Association of Law Schools directory, this is the comprehensive directory of law school professors, listed Warren as American Indian. She would have had to vet her personal entry at some point.
In 1996, the Harvard Crimson quotes the Harvard Law spokesman touting Warren as an American Indian faculty member.
After some months of being ridiculed as “Pocahontas” by President Trump (I really wish Trump had called her “Fauxcahontas” just to evade the whole “ethnic slur” bullsh**), she finally broke down and took a DNA test. She claimed vindication.
By the way, @realDonaldTrump: Remember saying on 7/5 that you’d give $1M to a charity of my choice if my DNA showed Native American ancestry? I remember – and here's the verdict. Please send the check to the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center: https://t.co/I6YQ9hf7Tv pic.twitter.com/J4gBamaeeo
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) October 15, 2018
The results were comical. Somewhere between 6 and 10 generations ago she had one American Indian forebear probably indicating the person lived no later then the mid-18th century.
What should have been the final straw came when the Cherokees, themselves, called bullsh** on Warren’s claims.
Cherokee Nation statement: "Senator Warren is undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage." pic.twitter.com/qkMOAJZpsc
— Eric Bradner (@ericbradner) October 15, 2018
But Warren doubled down by placing the documents and video on her campaign website convinced, rightfully, that her rather stupid supporters would go along with whatever she said.
Now the campaign has quietly scrubbed (with a brush??) the website of all mention of the DNA test.
CNN reported Sunday that the campaign planned to scrub sections of Warren’s website dealing with her heritage as part of a reboot of her campaign. The change appears to have been made by Monday, though the content remains viewable on the Internet Wayback Machine.
According to CNN, Warren has met with Native American leaders, and has apologize in private for over-stating her ancestry claims.
As part of her campaign reset, Warren addressed the scandal during a speech Monday at a Native American forum in Sioux City.
“I am sorry for harm I have caused. I have listened and I have learned a lot, and I am grateful for the many conversations that we’ve had together,” she said.
Elizabeth Warren, at a Native American forum: "Like anyone who's been honest with themselves, I know that I have made mistakes. I am sorry for a harm I have caused. I have listened and I have learned a lot and I am grateful for the many conversations that we've had together."
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) August 19, 2019
Native American Forum Attendee to MSNBC: "Is Elizabeth Warren going to be a woman of color now?” pic.twitter.com/CGC0mZW7q4
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) August 19, 2019
Even after her claims of Native American ancestry, Elizabeth Warren was met with a standing ovation when she took the stage https://t.co/qEiyVxGF1i
— NYT Politics (@nytpolitics) August 19, 2019
Given the entire parade of numbskullery that led to Warren being exposed as a fraud did she really think that a public mea culpa and a ritualistic banishment of her claims from her website going to prevent President Trump and his surrogates and the rest of us from making her grifting off a lie an issue? Not hardly. The fact that she erased the information simply makes it seem much more like a deliberate deception instead of an accident.
Ultimately, what the folks at this forum think doesn’t mean a lot. American Indians don’t hold the electoral balance of power in any statewide election. The people who are going to decide if this matters are the average voters who understand exactly why Elizabeth Warren did what she did. I don’t think they’ll be cheering.