Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is still being haunted by her past claims of Native American ancestry, and she got hit with it once again, only this time by someone who you would normally believe was on her side of the political aisle. The incident happened during an interview on Saturday, on CNN’s “The Axe Files,” hosted by David Axelrod, a former adviser to President Obama.

Axelrod asked the senator the question no one else on the Left, at least that I know of, has ever asked her; “Why?”

“I have to ask you about another family issue that you’re probably sick of talking about,” he said. “But this issue of your lineage and the Native American issue that has dogged you since your first Senate race. … The question I have never understood is why. Why did you in 1986 fill out on your law license or something? Why did you check those boxes, because obviously, that’s a very small part of your lineage? 1/32nd or something, so why did you do it?”

Axelrod is a heavy hitter in Democratic Party politics, so it’s difficult at this point to know why he asked Warren the question.  Could it be that he is trying to tank her standing among the 7,000 other Democrats running for 2020, or was he getting the issue out of the way for her early on in the process so that it won’t be that big a deal when the real primary season gets here?

“Based on what I learned growing up and the fact that I love my family, decades ago I sometimes identified as Native American,” Warren said. “It never had anything to do with any job that I ever got.”

Axelrod interjected something here, which is why I think he may have been trying to do a solid for the Massachusetts senator.

“The universities kind of fudged and used you for their own purposes,” Axelrod said.

His meaning is, it was reported that In 1993 the Harvard Crimson did an article about the Harvard Law School offering tenure to Warren, who at the time was a visiting professor.  The piece went on to celebrate that her hiring “marks an advance in the student and faculty effort to improve faculty diversity.”  Oh my!

Then, in 1995, another article appeared in the Harvard Crimson that celebrated Warren as a “Native American.” Oh, my, my!

Then, a 1996 piece in Fordham Law Review celebrated Warren as Harvard Law School’s “first woman of color.” Oh, my, my, my!

At no time did Warren say, “Nay, nay!  Do not refer to me as a Native American.”  She took the job advancements and kept her mouth shut.

But then she blew me away with the next thing that came out of her mouth.

“I shouldn’t have done it. I’m not a person of color,” she said. “I am not a citizen of a tribe, but what I try to do is be a good friend of Native Americans.”


The CNN host then referred to her DNA test debacle, which showed that the average white person in America has more American Indian in them that Warren.

“I can’t go back,” the Democrat said. “But I am sorry for furthering confusion on tribal sovereignty and tribal citizenship and harm that resulted.”

Trust me; if Axelrod was involved, there is something political going on here.  She admitted she’s not Native American, but she’s still lying about never advancing in her career from the lie.

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