Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) told MSNBC on Wednesday that she doesn't have a drop of sympathy for parents charged in the biggest U.S. college scam in history.
The Justice Department named about 50 people of an affluent background who were reportedly involved in an elaborate nationwide college admissions cheating scam on Tuesday. Two of those people charged include actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin.
Among other charges, the FBI has alleged that parents involved in the scam paid millions of dollars in order to fake high test scores for admittance and to force through sports scholarships for their non-athletic children.
What did she say?
Warren, who previously identified as Native American on her application for a job at Harvard University, told "Morning Joe" her feelings on the matter.
During her appearance, Warren — also a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate — said that she had "zero" sympathy for parents involved in the scam.
This isn't even the first time she's talked about the scandal — she denounced the parents' actions on Tuesday when the news broke.
She told ABC News, "This is just stunning. I mean, the notion that people thought they could keep cheating like this and build this, evidently build this huge cheating network in order for the children of the rich and the powerful to make it into fancy schools. To me, it's just one more example of how the rich and powerful know how to take care of their own, and everybody else just gets left behind. I think that's wrong."
Warren received years of endless backhanded remarks as a result of her continual push to persuade people that she is Native American when she apparently is not.
She released the results of a DNA test in October, which revealed that she is actually 1/1024th Native American, and does not have any tribal affiliation or heritage.
Warren has also been accused myriad times of lying about her minority status in order to secure a job at Harvard University, and on her state bar application.
For her part, Warren said that she simply self-identified as Native American because of her ties to the heritage, and has insisted that her ethnic background did not play a part in her hiring at any institution.
Harvard University has also denied hiring Warren based on her Native American self-identification.
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