Mass. State Senator Retracts Support of Warren's Native American Claims

Mass. State Senator Retracts Support of Warren's Native American Claims

Massachusetts State Senator Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA), who in May defended embattled Democratic Senate candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)’s claims of Native American ancestry on MSNBC, told one of her constituents today that she is retracting her support of those claims.

At a regularly scheduled constituent meeting Friday morning, Clark told her constituent, whose first name is Catherine and who has a Twitter account at @museofhistory:

I am telling you frankly that I thought there was a marriage certificate at the time. I was wrong.

The constituent said that Senator Clark seemed genuinely contrite, and told her “the [MSNBC] interview took an unexpected turn, and I wasn’t prepared.”

According to @museofhistory, the Senator approved of her sending out a tweet describing the conversation. This afternoon, she sent this tweet out:

 told me today “I was wrong…I was incorrect about there being valid documentation” RE: Warren’s NA claims

In addition to @museofhistory, half a dozen other constituents were in attendance at the meeting. When it was over, Senator Clark posed for a photograph with @museofhistory.

Breitbart News has contacted Senator Clark’s office for a follow up statement. Specifically, we want to know why it took Senator Clark three and a half months to publicly acknowledge her error.

Calls to the Elizabeth Warren campaign for comment were unreturned.

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