WARREN: ‘I never used my family tree to get a break or get ahead…’
(Ana Michaels, Liberty Headlines) Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) showed up at a meeting of the National Congress of American Indians on Wednesday to defend her past claims of having Cherokee heritage.
I’ve noticed that when my name comes up, @realDonaldTrump likes to talk about Pocahontas. So I figured, let’s talk about Pocahontas. Not the tale that’s been twisted for centuries – but the real Pocahontas, and her story of heroism. And bravery. And pain. @NCAI1944 #ECWS2018
— Elizabeth Warren (@elizabethforma) February 14, 2018
According to a report, Warren didn’t apologize for her abuse of a minority status to advance her education and her career, but instead doubled-down.
“I never used my family tree to get a break or get ahead,” said Warren. “I never used it to advance my career.”
Warren’s statements are at odds with the facts presented in 2012 by the Boston Herald and subsequent digging by bloggers that she did use her alleged heritage to advance both her education and her career.
Senator Warren repeated the “elopement” story in her speech as well:
“My mother’s family was part Native American. And my daddy’s parents were bitterly opposed to their relationship. So, in 1932, when Mother was 19 and Daddy had just turned 20, they eloped.”
Warren’s elopement story has been debunked – records show her parents were married in a church by a well-known pastor and the marriage had the usual celebratory trimmings such as an announcement in the local paper.
Sen. Warren continued, taking aim at President Trump:
“The story they lived will always be a part of me and no one — not even the president of the United States — will ever take that part of me away.”
Warren’s jab at Trump appears to be a response to comments by the President, who has mocked her multiple times for alleging she is of Native American descent by calling her “Pocahontas.”
Most of the references to her of that nature come from Twitter and date back to 2016.
Pocahontas is at it again! Goofy Elizabeth Warren, one of the least productive U.S. Senators, has a nasty mouth. Hope she is V.P. choice.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 10, 2016
Last fall the President referred to Warren again as “Pocahontas” at a ceremony honoring Native Americans at the White House.
“You were here long before any of us were here. Although we have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago. They call her Pocahontas,” Trump said at the event.
To date, Senator Warren has offered no definitive proof of her claim that she is part Cherokee Indian.
As a point of fact, evidence provided by a group of Cherokee genealogists shows that Warren has no Native American ancestry whatsoever.