Published: Thu, February 07, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Elizabeth Warren Used American Indian Status For Texas State Bar

Elizabeth Warren Used American Indian Status For Texas State Bar

Warren had been listed as "minority" and as Native American when she was part of the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Law School.

A spokeswoman for Warren's presidential exploratory committee also released a statement Tuesday confirming the details of the Post report.

Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., on Wednesday was once again forced to apologize for claiming Native American ancestry on a 1986 registration card for the Texas state bar, and left the door open that there may be more documents out there with a similar claim. The DNA test was hardly conclusive, stating that she may have had a Native American ancestry "six to 10 generations ago".

After Warren criticized Trump ahead of his 2016 campaign, he nicknamed her "Pocahontas", despite criticism he was being racially insensitive.

"Warren has worked hard to craft a narrative as a scrappy Dust Bowl native ready to take down vast corporations and billionaires like Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz". Her office didn't dispute its authenticity. In that Texas bar registration card, Warren identified herself as "American Indian" and signed her name. Add Elizabeth Warren as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Elizabeth Warren news, video, and analysis from ABC News. "The chief and secretary of state appreciate that she has reaffirmed that she is not a Cherokee nation citizen or a citizen of any tribal nation".

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"I'm not a tribal citizen and I respect the difference", the Massachusetts Democrat told CNN in the Capitol on Monday.

"I can't go back", Warren said in an interview with The Post. She's also appealed to the Democratic base with arguments that wealthy politicians shouldn't self-fund their campaigns and proposed an "ultra-millionaire tax". "She is sorry that she was not more mindful of this earlier in her career".

Warren reiterated on Wednesday that she did not exact any career benefit from her Native American self-identification.

The controversy appears to be hard for the senator to put behind her. Warren's critics have said that gave her an unfair advantage and fueled her meteoric rise in the world of legal academia, but an exhaustive review by The Boston Globe determined that wasn't the case.

Ms. Warren is listed as inactive in the Texas bar.

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