Another Apology: State Bar Registration Card Shows Sen. Warren Labeled Herself Native American
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has made yet another apology relating to the controversy surrounding her exaggerated claims of Native American heritage.
The apology comes as the Washington Post revealed she labeled herself Native American on her 1986 Texas state bar registration card.
The Massachusetts senator said to the paper, “I can’t go back, but I am sorry for furthering confusion on tribal sovereignty and tribal citizenship and harm that resulted.”
Donald Trump Jr. reacted to the news, writing on Twitter, “Suspicious timing for this to come out. It’s almost like Elizabeth Warren is trying to hide what I’ve said all along about taking advantage of her fake Native American heritage at the expense of real Native Americans and minorities.”
Suspicious timing for this to come out. It’s almost like Elizabeth Warren is trying to hide what I’ve said all along about taking advantage of her fake Native American heritage at the expense of real Native Americans and minorities. pic.twitter.com/ZeKbYa23Jq
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 6, 2019
Last week it was revealed that Warren apologized to the Cherokee Nation for taking a DNA test to prove her scant Native American background.
Tribal leaders said Warren apologized, but would not specify what she said, according to Tulsa World.
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,” the Cherokee Nation said in a statement.”
Warren took a DNA test in October which determined she was between 0.09 and 1.5 percent Native American. At the time, Cherokee Nation said her test was “inappropriate and wrong” and “undermined” tribal interests.
Warren’s apologies come as she prepares to formally announce her 2020 run for president. She is expected to make her announcement on February 9 after recently visiting Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina.