Elizabeth Warren: The Timeline of her Native American Controversy

Elizabeth Warren listed race as 'American Indian' in newly revealed Texas State Bar card from 1986


Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren indicated that her race was "American Indian" in a handwritten registration form filed in 1986 with the Texas State Bar, according to a new report on Tuesday that documents the presidential hopeful's efforts to identify as a minority during her earliest days as a law professor.

The revelation, initially reported by The Washington Post, is the first known instance of Warren claiming Native American ancestry in an official document or in her own handwriting.
The Timeline of Elizabeth Warren’s Native American Controversy


Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) will announce Saturday she's officially running for president with a speech in Lawrence, Massachusetts, but she'll do it after another week of controversy surrounding her longtime claims of Native American ancestry.

The latest blow: The Washington Post reporting Warren wrote "American Indian" as her race for her State Bar of Texas registration card in 1986. It marked the first known example of Warren making such a claim in her own handwriting. She apologized Tuesday in response to the report for identifying herself with that race, both then and when she taught law at Harvard, the University of Texas, and the University of Pennsylvania.

This followed her widely panned DNA test release in October, which was intended to offset criticisms by President Donald Trump to prove her claims of Native ancestry. She wound up having to apologize to the Cherokee Nation for "causing confusion on tribal sovereignty and tribal citizenship," according to a tribal spokeswoman.

Comment: 2nd article has the interesting timeline. I had intended to have a blog post on each of the announced but have fallen hopelessly behind.

1 comment:

  1. I wonder how many other documents are publicly available where Warren made the same, false, claim. If indeed there are a few, maybe it's time for conservatives to start playing hardball on this.

    Either that, or who leaked a theoretically confidential application?


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