Many Blaze readers are familiar with Massachusetts senate candidate Elizabeth Warren’s never-ending “fauxcahontas” problem -- that is, the controversy surrounding her claim to Native American heritage.
And here’s the latest in the Warren-Indian saga:
That’s it? Her supposed ancestry can be proven by photos that we’re not allowed to see?
Oh, and just in case you’ve forgotten some of her past defenses/explanations for why she applied to Harvard Law and Penn as a Native American, here’s a brief recap:
6. Warren once cited a family cookbook called “Pow Wow Chow” as proof of her heritage. The book was edited by her cousins. Seriously:
5. “My papaw had high cheekbones like all of the Indians do,” Warren once said.
4. When Republican Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown told Warren that she needed to “come clean” over her heritage claims, her team responded with the following statement:
The simple fact is that Elizabeth is proud of her heritage. Charles Fried, the former solicitor general in the Reagan administration, played a key role in her recruitment to Harvard and confirmed that her heritage was not a factor in her hiring. The fact that she listed her heritage in some professional directories more than 15 years ago does not change those facts.
3. When pushed to prove (or at the very least explain) her decision to apply to Harvard as a Native American, Warren said: “Native American has been a part of my story, I guess since the day I was born, I don’t know any other way to describe it.”
2. When asked why Harvard had listed her as a Native American, Warren replied: “I don’t know more than that.”
1. Her greatest (worst?) excuse:
I listed myself in the directory in the hopes that it might mean that I would be invited to a luncheon, a group something that might happen with people who are like I am. Nothing like that ever happened, that was clearly not the use for it and so I stopped checking it off.
However, as noted earlier by TheBlaze, Shelly Lowe, executive director of Harvard University’s Native American Program (HUNAP), claimed that Warren had not, to her knowledge, ever participated in any Native American events while she was a professor at Harvard Law.
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