Warren: I Have 'Zero' Sympathy for College Cheaters

Posted: Mar 14, 2019 8:35 AM
Warren: I Have 'Zero' Sympathy for College Cheaters

Source: AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

Sen. Elizabeth Warren said she has “zero” sympathy for those who lie or cheat their way into college.

Warren appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe to discuss the widespread college admissions scam where 50 people, including Hollywood stars and major industry CEOs, were indicted for paying to get their children into top U.S. universities with fraudulent SAT scores, fabricated athletic profiles, and more.

“So, as a parent, how much sympathy would you have for these parents who are embroiled in this alleged cheating scandal?” co-Host Mika Brezinkski asked the Democratic senator. 

“Zero,” she replied. 

Last month Warren apologized for identifying herself as a Native American for nearly 20 years. Her apology to the Washington Post came after the paper obtained her 1986 registration card for the State Bar of Texas that showed she wrote her race as “American Indian.”

“I can’t go back,” Warren told WaPo. “But I am sorry for furthering confusion on tribal sovereignty and tribal citizenship and harm that resulted.”

These developments came after Warren released the results of a DNA test in which she attempted to prove her ancestry claims, but the video announcement showing she may be between 1/64th to 1/1,024th Native American, backfired

According to an "exhaustive review" by the Boston Globe, Warren's ancestry claims were never a factor in her hiring process at Harvard Law School or during her career, despite claims to the contrary.