Elizabeth Warren has been unable to get away fro her false claims of being Native American. No matter how many times she addresses the issue, it just keeps following her. Of course, she hasn’t helped herself.
She was recently interviewed by David Axelrod, a Democrat, and even he couldn’t stop asking her about it.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Warren on Whether Releasing DNA Test Was a Mistake: ‘I Can’t Go Back’
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) said she “can’t go back”in an interview airing Saturday when asked if she made a mistake releasing a DNA test purporting to prove her longtime claims of Native American ancestry.
Warren sat down for an interview on CNN’s “The Axe Files” with David Axelrod, a CNN analyst and former Obama White House adviser. During the interview, she was asked about the controversy that has plagued her political career since 2012.
“The question I have never understood is why. Why did you in 1986 fill out on your law license or something? Why did you check those boxes, because obviously that’s a very small part of your lineage? 1/32nd or something, so why did you do it?” Axelrod asked.
Warren began by talking about her parents and how she learned about her family’s history as a child along with her older siblings. She then said that since she loved her family, she “sometimes identified as Native American,” adding that it had nothing to do with any of her jobs that she never got.
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All of this negative press is having an impact on her polling numbers.
Elizabeth Warren continues to underperform among voters who know her best
Poll of the week: A University of New Hampshire poll finds Sen. Bernie Sanders leading the 2020 New Hampshire Democratic primary with 26% to former Vice President Joe Biden’s 22%. Sen. Kamala Harris rounds out the top three with 10%. Sen. Elizabeth Warren comes in fourth with 7%.
This mostly mirrors the average of polls of the contest taken during February, which placed Biden at 25%, Sanders at 24%, Harris at 12% and Warren at 8%.
What’s the point: You can make an argument that these numbers are good for Biden, Sanders or Harris. Biden is holding his own in the state next to Sanders’ home state of Vermont. Sanders is doing better in the first in the nation primary than he’s doing nationally. Harris just came on the national scene and is regularly breaking double digits in this key state.
These numbers are definitely not good for Warren, however. She’s in fourth place.
Will she even make it through the Democratic primary?
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