Everyone has reported on Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) DNA test. Hounded by these questions since 2012, the liberal Democrat released the results of the test and found that she was just a typical white woman. She’s 1/1024th Native American, which means she’s not one.
Fordham Law Review wrote in 1997 that Warren was the institution’s first woman of color; Harvard also said Warren was a Native American in her academic career. Did she push this hardcore? We don’t know really, but even without her saying so, she certainly benefitted from the apparent cultural appropriation. The Native American claim has been scalped, and liberal America doesn’t know what to do. They did offer some shoddy and weak sauce defenses of Warren’s move, with some accusing the Cherokee Nation of being discriminatory. The Cherokee have torched Warren for her antics over this claim and the pathetic means in which she has tried to hold onto the lie.
It’s been insane, but the Left doesn't know what to do or how to handle this blatant breaking of one of its most sacred commandments. The extent of the coverage has been nothing short of universal. Associated Press, BBC, CNN, The Daily Beast, Politico, NYT, USA Today, Salon, Vox, WSJ, and The Washington Post are just a few of the many outlets that have covered the DNA test, the Cherokee response, and the virtually non-existent native American blood flowing through her veins. Will she apologize? No—she’s a liberal Democrat from a safe Democratic seat. She can say whatever she wants with no consequences.
After all the nonsense over white people culturally appropriating certain cultures, which is still abject insanity and peddled by the most insufferable and miserable of progressives, we have Warren having the wagons circle her, even though she’s pretty much guilty of this—and in its most extreme form. She gained power through it, directly or indirectly. But she’s a lefty, so move the goalposts. As the saying goes, if there weren’t double standards, liberals would have none.
The Boston Globe twice gave her the chance to own her mistake. Warren declined:
Senator Elizabeth Warren defended the timing of her decision to release the results of a DNA test just ahead of the midterm elections, telling the Globe Tuesday that she went public as soon as possible to begin deflecting the constant taunting from the president and her Senate challengers.
“I have an election,” Warren said during an hourlong interview with the editorial board. “Donald Trump goes in front of crowds multiple times a week to attack me. Both of my opponents have made the same attack. I got this analysis back, and I made it public.”
When asked whether, based on the results, she made a mistake identifying herself as Native American as a law professor, Warren expressed regret but stopped short of admitting error.
“There’s a distinction between citizenship and ancestry. I wish I had been more mindful of that distinction. The tribes and only the tribes determine citizenship,” said Warren in the Globe interview. “It’s their right as a matter of sovereignty, and they exercise that in the ways they choose to exercise it. I respect that distinction.”
Pressed again on whether she made a mistake decades ago in listing herself in directories of minorities in academia, Warren emphasized she was thinking about her Native American ancestry, not any sort of claims to tribal citizenship, when she made those decisions.
“The distinction is: I’m not a citizen, never have claimed to be, and I wish I had been more mindful of that 30 years ago,” Warren said, noting that she has cousins who are tribal citizens. “I wish I had been clearer about that — been more mindful, is the word.”
Leadership of the Cherokee Nation have nonetheless criticized Warren for her move.
“Using a DNA test to lay claim to any connection to the Cherokee Nation or any tribal nation, even vaguely, is inappropriate and wrong,” Chuck Hoskin Jr., the secretary of state for the Cherokee Nation, said in a statement after Warren’s results went public.