Sen. Elizabeth Warren refuses to satisfy requests to prove her Native American ancestry. The politician dubbed “Pocahontas” by President Trump because of her habit of pretending to belong to a minority group, won’t back down from her claims but also won’t prove them.
“I know who I am. And never used it for anything. Never got any benefit from it anywhere,” Warren said.”
“My mother and daddy were born and raised in Oklahoma… My daddy first saw my mother when they were both teenagers. He fell in love with this tall, quiet girl who played the piano. Head over heels. But his family was bitterly opposed to their relationship because she was part Native American. They eventually eloped.”
It’s a sweet bit of family lore, but it hardly counts as proof. Warren made a point of referring to her Native American roots throughout her career, she shouldn’t be so shy about proving her claims.
A Massachusetts newspaper offered to purchase a DNA test for her. “All the senator needs to do is spit into a tube, wait a few weeks and get her answer,” the paper wrote,
Of course, she refused. She said that she’d rather focus on the romance surrounding her parents’ story.
“That’s the story that my brothers and I all learned from our mom and our dad, from our grandparents,” Warren said. “It’s a part of me and nobody’s going to take that part of me away… This is a group that is being injured every single day. We need to bring some attention to it and we need to put some resources on it.”
She didn’t specify how claiming to have Native American heritage has helped modern tribes.
Warren also admitted recently that she’s not going to run for president in 2020. “I am not running for president of the United States,” she said Sunday.
I wonder if Elizabeth Warren "not running" for President in 2020 is the same as her "not culturally appropriating" Cherokee heritage.
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) March 12, 2018
(Source: New York Post)