Elizabeth Warren’s senatorial campaign against incumbent Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) has hit a bit of a snag.
As many Blaze readers know, Elizabeth Warren’s claim that she’s 1/32 Cherokee Indian has come under intense scrutiny after it became known that her claims are not based on factual documents but on "family lore."
However, it’s not the fact that she says she's kinda-sorta Cherokee Indian that has people crying foul. It’s the fact many believe she used these claims to advance her career in academia (and there's also the curious report that her family may have actually helped round up American Indians).
So what should a candidate running a neck and neck campaign do when her credibility and integrity have been called into question over an extremely, dangerously thin claim to Native American heritage?
If you’re part of the Warren camp: double down!
While discussing JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon and his company's disastrous $2 billion dollar loss, Warren was given a platform to defend her heritage.
“You know, I’m proud of my Native American heritage,” Warren said. “I’m proud of my family. It’s now the case that people have gone over my college records, my law school records, every job I’ve ever had to see that I got my work. I got my jobs because I do my work. I work hard. I’ve been a good teacher.”
According to Warren, the scrutiny over her claim that, deep down, she's really Native American, has nothing to do with a question of her integrity but everything to do with Sen. Brown trying to distract people from the real campaign issues.
“I think what this is really about is that the economy — middle-class families, working families — are getting hammered and Wall Street wants to change the subject. Scott Brown wants to change the subject. Washington wants to change the subject. I think that’s the real problem here,” Warren said.
Watch Warren triple down on her Native American heritage claims (via Starting Point):
(H/T: Daily Caller)
This story has been updated.