The question is a very simple one: Is Elizabeth Warren of Native American ancestry or not? She claims she is. That would be no big deal except she has used that claim to gain advantages that those without such status would not have. In other words, has she lied and cheated by using a false claim to Native American heritage? The issue is not going to die with President Trump periodically needling her with the nickname of “Pocahontas.”
Sen. Elizabeth Warren batted down calls for her to take a DNA test to prove her Native American heritage in an interview that aired Sunday.
“I know who I am. And never used it for anything. Never got any benefit from it anywhere,” Warren said of her ancestry on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
The Massachusetts Democrat has been under increased pressure to provide evidence of her Native American roots, with President Trump repeatedly mocking her as “Pocahontas” as recently as Saturday.
An editorial this month in Massachusetts’s Berkshire Eagle urged Warren to buy a DNA test for $99 to resolve the issue once and for all.
This bears an eerie resemblance to the Obama birth certificate saga. This can be resolved very easily, but like Mr. Obama, Mrs. Warren refuses to do so. Instead, she tries to tell heart-warming stories about her parents. That’s nice, but it proves nothing. Here’s what it looks like when Mrs. Warren tries to avoid the issue.
Asked whether she’d take an ancestry test, Warren said she wants to hold onto the folklore of her parents’ love story.
“My mother and daddy were born and raised in Oklahoma,” Warren said. “My daddy first saw my mother when they were both teenagers. He fell in love with this tall, quiet girl who played the piano. Head over heels. But his family was bitterly opposed to their relationship because she was part Native American. They eventually eloped.”
She said her parents survived the Great Depression and other hardships as they raised her and her three brothers.
“That’s the story that my brothers and I all learned from our mom and our dad, from our grandparents,” Warren said. “It’s a part of me and nobody’s going to take that part of me away.”
So what? She then tries to further avoid the issue by claiming Donald Trump has a racial bias against Native Americans because he calls her, “Pocahontas.” That’s absurd. He doesn’t care for Warren or her politics. Calling her “Pocahontas” is just his way of irritating her.
We did learn something from the interview. She claims she will not challenge Trump in 2020.
Also Sunday, Warren denied she intends to challenge Trump in 2020.
“I am not running for president of the United States,” she said.
She might have been thought to be a major contender for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president. But apparently not. Wonder why not?
Does she think Trump would mop the floor with her? Or are their other deals in the background? Surely she is not standing aside so that — dare we even say it? — so that Hillary can have another go? Now that would be a farce of almost unprecedented magnitude.
Whatever the case, Mrs. Warren has a real creditability problem that is made worse by the fact that she won’t spend $100.00 to end the controversy. And we’ve got a pretty good idea why not.
Source: New York Post