Warren–famously known for lying repeatedly about her strong Native American ancestry–was asked on Sunday, “is it disqualifying for a presidential candidate to lie to the American public about anything?”
Of course, she avoided actually answering the question and instead, said, “I would think that it…you know…how could the American people want someone who lies to them? I think that we just do our best every day and I hope that’s what happens.”
Just a few months ago, the Democratic presidential candidate came under fire for repeatedly claiming she was fired from a job for being “visibly pregnant.”
“How could the American people want someone who lies to them?” @ewarren says after I asked if it’s disqualifying for a presidential candidate to lie to the American people about anything pic.twitter.com/b4AxH5Bq1m
— Zak Hudak (@cbszak) January 19, 2020
However, the Free Beacon dismantled her claims, writing, “Minutes of an April 21, 1971, Riverdale Board of Education meeting obtained by the Washington Free Beacon show that the board voted unanimously on a motion to extend Warren a ‘2nd year’ contract for a two-days-per-week teaching job. That job is similar to the one she held the previous year, her first year of teaching. Minutes from a board meeting held two months later, on June 16, 1971, indicate that Warren’s resignation was ‘accepted with regret.’”
Despite the Free Beacon debunking her claims, Warren has continued to say she was fired for being pregnant.
The Federalist points out that Warren told a crowd in Dover, N.H. less than two weeks ago,“I probably would be doing that work today but… by the end of the 1st year, I was visibly pregnant, & the principal did what principals did in those days — wished me luck & hired someone else.”Warren also infuriated her own brother with allegedly false claims that their father was a “janitor.”
The Boston Globe reports:
Families can also disagree on the details of a shared life. According to a family friend, David has disagreed with the way Warren calls herself the daughter of a janitor as she describes the work he found after losing a job as a salesman after his heart attack.
When she called her dad a janitor during the early stages of this, David was furious,” said Pamela Winblood, 78, a longtime friend of David who had fallen out with him and supports Warren’s presidential bid. “He said, ‘My Dad was never a janitor.’ I said, ‘Well, he was a maintenance man.’ ” (In an interview, Warren said she had no idea why that characterization would bother her brother; she has referred to their father as a “maintenance man” in her 2014 autobiography but often as a “janitor” on the campaign trail.)
Mediaite reports that Warren’s own book makes no reference to her father as a “janitor,” instead, calling him a “maintenance man.”
In a 2012 speech, Warren described her father’s maintenance work, saying, “My father held a series of jobs, his last one was mowing lawns and cleaning swimming pools for an apartment house.”And of course, who could forget Warren’s ridiculous claims that she was Native American? A tale she told when applying for jobs and while on the campaign trail.
In fact, she even contributed recipes to an Indian cook book titled “Pow Wow Chow,” and identified as Cherokee Indian for each recipe.
“During her 2012 Senate campaign, she justified her claim to Native American heritage because her aunt often remarked that Warren had ‘high cheek bones like all of the Indians do,’” notes the Federalist.
Warren’s lies about her heritage came crashing down after she volunteered to do a DNA test which showed she was anywhere from 1/65th to 1/1024th Native American–which is actually “less Native American ancestry than the average American.”
In October of 2018, the Cherokee Nation accused Warren of “undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage”
In January of 2019, Warren reportedly apologized to the Cherokee Nation.
In a statement, Cherokee Nation said, “Senator Warren has reached out to us and has apologized to the tribe. We are encouraged by this dialogue and understanding that being a Cherokee Nation tribal citizen is rooted in centuries of culture and laws not through DNA tests. We are encouraged by her action and hope that the slurs and mockery of tribal citizens and Indian history and heritage will now come to an end.”