Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has made something of a career out of claiming to be a Native American. The basis for her claim? That she has “high cheekbones” and a supposed oral family history that involved Native Americans. She then used this tenuous ancestry to climb the professional ladder.
Legal Insurrection reports:
Very few people understand just how Warren claimed to be Native American, and why. The full version is summarized at ElizabethWarrenWiki.org, the website at which we accumulated all the research we did on Warren during the 2012 campaign. . .
The short version is that Warren never claimed Native American status until she was in her 30s, and climbing the law professor ladder.
In the 1980s, Warren listed her status as Native American when entering her biographical information in the national law professor directory that was used for hiring purposes by law schools. There was no internet then, and the paper directory was the source for information about prospective law professor hires. Entering herself as Native American landed Warren on a short list of “Minority Law Teachers” in the directory.
Her false claims have been a bonanza of political mockery for her 2018 Republican Senate opponent.
Okay, so he’s an Indian from India, not a Native American, but how hilarious is this?
— V.A. SHIVA (@va_shiva) June 23, 2017
— V.A. SHIVA (@va_shiva) July 2, 2017
Liberty Unyielding reports:
In case you missed it, Elizabeth Warren had a birthday last month. It’s not too late to send the senator from Massachusetts a gift, though be advised if you send her a DNA testing kit, she will likely return it.
That was the action taken by Warren (whose tribal name is Paleface Squaw with Forked Tongue) when she received a 23&me DNA test kit from V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai, a Republican who is challenging her for her Senate seat.
. . . . Shiva, who announced his candidacy in February, has made Warren’s already widely debunked claim to having American Indian ancestry a centerpiece of his campaign. Other tweets he has posted play off the theme that he represents a chance for Bay Staters to elect a “real” Indian, which is slightly tongue in cheek insofar as he was born in India.