2020 Democratic hopeful Elizabeth Warren issued another public apology over claims of her Native American ancestry Wednesday; addressing the issue after new documents show she declared herself an ‘American Indian’ on her Texas Bar application.
Democratic US Sen. Elizabeth Warren apologizes for calling herself “American Indian”: “There really is an important distinction of tribal citizenship. I am not a member of the tribe and I have apologized for not being more sensitive to that distinction” https://t.co/qLwQDpvZgW pic.twitter.com/KkjJmKJiBN
— CNN International (@cnni) February 6, 2019
“Senator, why did you list yourself as an American Indian on this Texas Bar application?” asked one reporter.
“This was about 30 years ago. I’m not a Tribal Citizen, tribes and only tribes can determine citizenship. When I was growing up in Oklahoma, I learned about my family the same way most people do. My brother and I learned from our mom and our dad,” said Warren.
“That said, there really is an important distinction of Tribal Citizenship. I am not a member of a tribe, and I have apologized for not being more sensitive to that distinction,” she added.
SEN. WARREN: DNA Test Meant to Rebuild ‘TRUST IN GOVERNMENT’
Democratic Senator and potential 2020 candidate Elizabeth Warren doubled-down on her widely-panned DNA publicity stunt over the weekend; saying the test was meant to rebuild “trust” in the American government.
Warren was pressed on her DNA results during a debate with GOP candidate Geoff Diehl; claiming she publicly released the report to “rebuild confidence through transparency.”
“So anybody can take a look. … I believe one way that we try to rebuild confidence is through transparency,” she added.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 22, 2018
Diehl fired-back at Warren moments later, adding the issue “is not about Sen. Warren’s ancestry, it’s about integrity in my mind, and I don’t care whether you think you benefited or not from that claim, it’s the fact that you tried to benefit from that claim that I think bothers a lot of people and it’s something you haven’t been able to put to rest since the 2012 campaign.”
TRUMP ON WARREN: She’ll Turn USA into Venezuela, ‘Who Cares’ about DNA?
President Trump weighed-in on outspoken Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s recently released DNA report Monday before departing for Florida; asking “who cares” about the legislator’s ancestry and saying she hopes to turn the United Sates into Venezuela.
The Commander-in-Chief was speaking with reporters at the White House when he was asked to comment on the left-wing lawmaker’s DNA results; allegedly showing she had a Native American ancestor six to ten generations ago.
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) October 15, 2018
“Do you have any reaction to Senator Elizabeth Warren releasing the results of her DNA test?” asked one reporter.
“Who cares?” fired-back the President. “Who cares? I hope she’s running for president because I think she’d be very easy. I do not think she’d be difficult at all.”
“She’ll destroy the country. She’ll make our country into Venezuela,” he added.