Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., officially kicked off her bid for the White House on Saturday, though under a cloud of controversy.
“The man in the White House is not the cause of what is broken,” she said. “He is just the latest symptom.”
“That’s why I’m here today to declare that I am a candidate for President of the United States,” she said to a cheering crowd in Lawrence, Massachusetts. “The truth is, I’ve been in this fight for a long time.”
Senator Warren told the story of the 1912 Bread and Roses Strike, a landmark victory for American workers. But it is her history, which she tried to retell, that is the subject of controversy.
“That’s how the daughter of a janitor managed to become a public school teacher, a law professor and a United States Senator,” she said.
The repeated false claims of Native American heritage have plagued Senator Warren since first surfacing during her 2012 run for the U.S. Senate. The darling of the left has also repeatedly claimed it is “fully documented” that there is no evidence she used a false background to advance her professional career.
The announces comes only months after her disastrous decision to release a DNA test purportedly serving as proof she is in fact of Native American heritage.
The reference to it being “fully documented” is a citation of reports from the Boston Globe, which has come under fire from other news outlets for helping to cover for and perpetuate the false claim.
As the People’s Pundit Daily (PPD) previously reported, the initial math published by The Boston Globe, was incorrect. The paper corrected their claim that Senator Warren might be 1/512 Native American, which she still questionably used as proof for her claim.
At best, the results indicated just 1/1,024th Native American heritage. Even if the results are accurate, it would mean Senator Warren could have as little as .09%.
According to a study conducted by 23andMe.com, it would make her less than the average Native ancestry for European-Americans (0.18%) and African-Americans (0.8%).
But that’s not even likely to be an accurate account, given her results were not compared with an industry-accepted population sample.
The Cherokee Nation issued a scathing statement not only in response to the results, but what they see as a political ploy in the form of repeated false claims to their heritage.
“A DNA test is useless to determine tribal citizenship,” Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. said. “Current DNA tests do not even distinguish whether a person’s ancestors were indigenous to North or South America.”
When faced with the backlash, she again repeated she had never used the claim for professional gain.
Then, The Washington Post released her application to the Texas State Bar, which clearly shows she indeed listed her heritage as Native American.
In response, Senator Warren held a press conference on Wednesday and apologized for “not being more sensitive” to tribal citizenship, not falsely claiming Native American heritage.
President Donald J. Trump has mocked the unsupported claim to Native American heritage, calling her “Pocahontas” while criticizing her far-left policies on the campaign trail.
When asked by reporters about the president’s line of attack, she again repeated the claims had been “fully documented.”