Warren Dodges DNC Meeting with Native American Delegates
Native American delegates to the DNC have invited embattled Massachusetts Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren to meet with their caucus before she gives her big speech to the convention on Wednesday, but so far she's dodged the invitations. As the Boston Herald reported on Tuesday:
Elizabeth Warren can’t escape her Cherokee heritage controversy even at this gathering of loyal Democrats, as a contingent of skeptical American Indian delegates — including the great-grandson of Geronimo — are inviting Warren to a meeting tomorrow to explain her ancestry claims.
“I think she owes us that, she owes the Native American community here at least that,” said Stephen Lewis, a member of the Gila River Indian community. “That would go a long way in dispelling that question.” . . .
“If you are native, there is no doubt, and if one has to research to try and ascertain if they are Native American, I would have great concerns with that and I think naturally I would just wonder if that was a vehicle she would want to use to her benefit,” said Frank LeMere, an American Indian activist of the Nebraska Winnebago Tribe. “If that is the case, shame on her.”
As trouble brewed for Ms. Warren at the DNC, William Jacobson at Legal Insurrection offered up this new video and article, which underscores the problems that persist with her false claims of Native American heritage:
Wednesday night Elizabeth Warren will introduce Bill Clinton, the keynote speaker at the Democratic National Convention.
Warren has claimed internet fame for her famous “no one got rich on his own” speech which was the foundation for Obama’s “you didn’t build that” speech. Warren holds herself out as a fraud fighter, and her campaign theme is “Accountability.”
Yet Warren has yet to accept accountability for falsely claiming to be Cherokee during key moments in her career, starting in the mid-1980s when she started listing herself as Native American in order to appear on the “Minority Law Teachers” list in the faculty directory of the Association of American Law Schools. That directory put the law school community, including recruiters, on notice of Warren’s alleged minority status.