Masslive.com is reporting the latest bizarre twist in the saga of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)’s likely false claims of Native American heritage. In a statement that would make Richard Nixon blush with shame, Warren has, effectively, told the new Cherokees Demand Truth from Elizabeth Warren group launched this morning by Cherokee genealogist Twila Barnes and fellow Cherokee David Cornsilk to go away and stop bothering her.
As Masslive.com reports this afternoon:
In a statement following the launch of Barnes’ new website, Warren’s press secretary Alethea Harney said it is time to move past the issue.
“Over the past month Elizabeth has answered countless questions openly while the people who recruited her have made it clear it was because of her extraordinary skill as a teacher and a groundbreaking scholar. She is proud of her family and her heritage, and it is something that her family talked about often when she was growing up,” Harney said. “The fact that Elizabeth noted her heritage in a professional publication has been made public and addressed by Elizabeth on multiple occasions. It’s time to focus on the important issues facing Massachusetts. There are real issues middle class families are dealing with every day and that’s where Elizabeth is focused.”
Barnes was not impressed with Warren’s statement: “She just ‘virtually’ spit in our faces. She has not admitted the truth about her ancestry. Until she does, we will not be silent.”
Michael Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) is a Breitbart News contributor, Editor of Broadside Books’ Voices of the Tea Party e-book series, and author of Covenant of Liberty: The Ideological Origins of the Tea Party Movement.