Friday, 22 February, 2019


Warren Apologizes for Identifying as ‘American Indian’ on Texas Bar Application

Sen. Elizabeth Warren D-Mass. speaks during an organizing event at Curate event space in Des Moines Iowa Saturday Jan. 5 2019 MoreCloseclosemore
Bennie Garza | 09 February, 2019, 18:27

As Elizabeth Warren offers a public apology to the Cherokee Nation for identifying as a Native American, new instances of her making the claim are coming to light, including her Texas Bar registration from 1986. That apparently conflicts with her claims that she never identified herself as Native American for professional purposes.

Elizabeth Warren has been trying to get past the lingering controversy over her past assertion that she is a Native American.

It means Warren, considered a front-runner for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, doesn't have a chance to beat President Trump and should drop out of the race.

The Washington Post obtained a copy of Attorney Warren's Texas Bar registration card.

Funny: Back in 2012, when news first hit that Warren had been recorded as an American Indian in various faculty directories, she insisted she was unaware of the listing and hadn't asked for it. "Tribes and only tribes determine tribal citizenship".

In a recent interview with Bloomberg News, Warren said her focus in running for president will be on "reducing the student loan debt burden, increasing our Social Security payments for those who depend most on it, and the overarching piece, reducing corruption in government". "Now, four days before her formal presidential launch, she's issued a politically opportunistic apology that doesn't go almost far enough". She has since apologized for taking the test and acknowledged that she is not a person of color. Jordan warned that Warren's treatment of her heritage raises "a whole lot of questions and doubt" about her integrity: "If you can not uphold that, then it makes things challenging".

"Could there be other documents out there with you self-identifying as American Indian?" another reporter added. A controversial video that Warren released in October showing the results of her DNA test also featured some of Warren's former colleagues in academia, who stated that the senator's heritage did not affect her hiring. "My apology is an apology for not having been more sensitive about tribal citizenship and tribal sovereignty I really want to underline the point tribes and only tribes determine tribal citizenship". She admitted she does not have tribal citizenship and apologized for it. But the move incited further criticism given the distant nature of her connection to the tribe.

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer told CNN pm Wednesday of Warren, "I think she's apologized".

Her decision to release the DNA test results prompted backlash from Republicans and Democrats, as well as the Cherokee Nation, which called the test "inappropriate and wrong".

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