On Friday morning, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) took some serious hits while appearing on New York City-based radio show “The Breakfast Club.” Co-host Charlamagne Tha God told the presidential hopeful she was “the original Rachel Dolezal.”
“I grew up in Oklahoma, I learned about my family the same way most people learned about their family, from my mamma and my daddy and my aunts and my uncles, and it’s what I believe. But I’m not a person of color, I’m not a citizen of a tribe, and I shouldn’t have done it,” Warren said when pressed by the co-host about her dubious Native American claims of ancestry.
But Warren wasn’t out of the woods yet; when the Democrat then tried to steer the conversation elsewhere, she was asked when she stopped believing she was of significant Native heritage and if she had ever benefited from such claims.
“How long did you hold onto that, because there were some reports that said you were Native American on your Texas bar license and that said you were Native American on some documents when you were a professor at Harvard,” noted Charlamagne. “Why’d you do that?”
“It’s what I believed; like I said, it’s what I learned from my family,” Warren responded.
“When did you find out you weren’t?” pressed the co-host.
“Well, I’m not a person of color. I’m not a citizen of a tribe, and tribal citizenship is an important distinction and not something I am,” Warren skirted the question, before denying that she ever got ahead because of her claims of minority status.
“You’re kind of like the original Rachel Dolezal, a little bit,” Charlamagne told the Democrat. “Rachel Dolezal was a white woman pretending to be black.”
Dolezal was infamously “outed” as a white woman by her parents after claiming to be black; at the time she was the head of an NAACP chapter.
“Well, this is what I learned from my family,” the politician weakly answered.
The 2020 presidential contender had long claimed that she was Native, oddly citing her family’s high cheekbones and suspect family recipes gathered in a cookbook titled “Pow Wow Chow.” In October, however, the senator’s released DNA test showed that she’s as little as 1/1,024 Native American.
“Using a DNA test to lay claim to any connection to the Cherokee Nation or any tribal nation, even vaguely, is inappropriate and wrong,” Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. slammed Warren in the wake of the DNA test. “It makes a mockery out of DNA tests and its legitimate uses while also dishonoring legitimate tribal governments and their citizens, whose ancestors are well documented and whose heritage is proven.”
The Democrat has also been branded by President Donald Trump as “Pocahontas” over the exaggerated claims. “Now that her claims of being of Indian heritage have turned out to be a scam and a lie, Elizabeth Warren should apologize for perpetrating this fraud against the American Public,” Trump posed in an October tweet. ”Harvard called her ‘a person of color’ (amazing con), and would not have taken her otherwise!”