Elizabeth Warren is clearly worried about her past claims of Native American heritage coming back to haunt her. Today she made a surprise appearance at the Tribal Policy Summit in Washington and doubled down on the claim.
The Washington Times reports:
Elizabeth Warren embraces her Native American heritage, pushes back against criticism
Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday sought to clear up questions about her claims of Native American ancestry during an unexpected appearance at the National Congress of American Indians Tribal Nations Policy Summit in Washington.
Ms. Warren, Massachusetts Democrat, stood by her claim that she is part Cherokee and Delaware Indian, saying her parents chose to elope because her mother was part Native American, and her father’s parents did not approve of the marriage.
“I get why some people think there’s hay to be made here,” she said, according to a transcript provided to the Boston Globe. “You won’t find my family members on any rolls, and I’m not enrolled in a tribe.”
Ms. Warren said of her parents, “the love they shared, the struggles they endured, the family they built, and the story they lived will always be a part of me.”
“And no one — not even the president of the United States — will ever take that part of me away,” Mrs. Warren said.
People aren’t buying it:
If you want to know why Warren is suddenly interested in this issue again, this previous Boston Globe piece would be why pic.twitter.com/41fUxJGDSX
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) February 14, 2018
— POLITICO (@politico) February 14, 2018
Just as he’ll never take away my world heavyweight boxing titles. https://t.co/NjDvh3mLQf
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) February 14, 2018