Elizabeth Warren’s false claims of Native American Ancestry have come back to haunt her once again.
A group of 200 Native Americans have sent her a letter saying she should retract her claims. This is a disaster for her considering it’s happening right before the South Carolina primary and Super Tuesday.
The Hill reports:
Over 200 Native Americans sign letter urging Warren to retract ancestry claims
More than 200 Cherokees and other Native Americans have signed onto a letter urging Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) to unequivocally retract claims that she previously made about having Native American ancestry.
The letter, which was organized by Cherokee Nation citizens Joseph M. Pierce, Daniel Heath Justice, Rebecca Nagle and Twila Barnes, calls on the Democratic presidential candidate to “fully address the harm you have caused,” arguing that her past claims “have normalized white people claiming to be Native.”
“Your actions do not exist in a vacuum but are part of a long and violent history,” the letter reads, citing a Los Angeles Times report that found more than $800 million in federal contracts reserved for minorities have been allocated to members of groups with suspicious ties to Native tribes. The Times first reported the Cherokee Nation’s new request of Warren.
The letter goes on to argue that “as the most public example of this behavior,” Warren needs “to clearly state that Native people are the sole authority on who is — and who is not — Native.”
Who can blame these people for making this demand?
I joined over 200 Cherokee & other Native voices calling for @ewarren to admit her family story of Cherokee heritage is false. Because whatever her intentions, her actions have normalized white people claiming to be Native. #StepUpWarren #CherokeeTruthhttps://t.co/VgaopxfbHE
— Rebecca Nagle (@rebeccanagle) February 26, 2020
I joined over 200 Cherokee & other Native voices calling for @ewarren to admit her family story of Cherokee heritage is false. Because whatever her intentions, her actions have normalized white people claiming to be Native. #StepUpWarren #CherokeeTruthhttps://t.co/y4DXv8ZESw
— Kaitlin Curtice (@KaitlinCurtice) February 26, 2020
The letter says Warren's past represents a larger problem, and cites a glaring example: an LA Times investigation that uncovered more than $800 million in minority set-aside contracts that went to business owners who made dubious claims to being Nativehttps://t.co/VeLZQ3b43O
— Adam Elmahrek (@adamelmahrek) February 26, 2020
This certainly won’t help her win any votes in the coming week.
Her campaign might be over very soon.