Elizabeth Warren just announced she’s running for President in 2020, but it looks like we may have a “failure to launch”.
Campaign Dead On Arrival.
Because after years of President Trump calling her “Pocahontas”, Warren took the bait and took a DNA test last year which famously proved she was only 1/64 (best case) or 1/1,024 (worst case) Native American.
Talk about a major FAIL!
Cherokee Nation slammed Warren after those results were announced leading Warren to eventually issue a full apology.
Now that she’s announced her official campaign for President, Cherokee Nation was quick to respond again, with the response this time coming from Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.), who just so happens to be the only enrolled member of Congress in the Cherokee Nation.
Mullin was not amused by Warren’s bid for President, saying she “got caught in a lie” and “is not qualified to even run”.
Here's more on the story, from our friends over at Fox News:
An Oklahoma Republican and enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation said Sen. Elizabeth Warren has been "caught in a lie" and she should abandon her plans to enter the 2020 presidential race.
Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.), the only Cherokee Nation citizen in Congress, joined Ainsley Earhardt on "Fox & Friends" Friday morning to react to the latest revelation in Warren's (D-Mass.) Native American heritage controversy.
The Washington Post reported Tuesday that Warren indicated that her race was "American Indian" in a handwritten registration form filed in 1986 with the Texas State Bar, which is the first known instance of Warren claiming Native American ancestry in an official document or in her own handwriting.
Warren has been accused by Republicans, including President Trump, of claiming Native American heritage to bolster her academic career.
In October, Warren released a DNA test that revealed "strong evidence" of a Native American ancestor dating back six to ten generations, which would make her between 1/64th and 1/1,024th Native American.
Last week, Warren apologized to the Cherokee Nation for taking the DNA test in an attempt to prove her ancestry claims, and on Tuesday, she again more broadly apologized for identifying as Native American for decades, according to The Post.
Mullin said that Warren "absolutely" used her heritage claims to get ahead professionally, and he believes she should be disbarred in Texas.
"She got caught in a lie," Mullin said. "It's obvious. It's in black and white. She wrote it in her own handwriting that she was 'American Indian.'"
"Now that she's caught, what she just needs to do is step back and say, 'Look, I'm not qualified even run for president,'" he said.