Elizabeth Warren recently made an appearance (though perhaps she wish she hadn’t) on “The Breakfast Club” a radio show that usually expresses left-wing views hosted by Charlamange Tha God, DJ Envy, and Angela Yee.
Warren probably thought that she’d be safe from talking about her controversial identification as a Native American within the confines of fellow liberals, but she was wrong.
The hosts gave her the opportunity to speak with regards to the controversy, and after she attempted to defend her decision, Charlamange Tha God grilled her further, asking “When did you find out you weren’t [Native American]?” and eventually concluding that Warren was the “original Rachel Dolezal,” the woman who made headlines awhile back for claiming that she was black while being white.
Watch Warren get completed roasted on the show here:
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Breitbart gave a run down of the interview:
“So what? Your family told you were Native American,” DJ Envy asked.
“Yeah!” Warren exclaimed.
“How long did you hold on to that?” Charlamagne asked. “Because there were some reports that said you were Native American on your Texas Bar license and that you said you were Native American, also documents when you were a professor at Harvard–like, why did you do that?”
Warren repeated her initiation response, claiming that she learned of her now-debunked lineage from her family. She failed to provide any date and time on when exactly she found out about her true heritage.
Charlamagne’s next, key question went entirely unanswered: “When did you find out you weren’t?”
Warren sputtered, then replied: “I’m not a person of color. I’m not a citizen of a tribe and tribal citizenship is an important distinction, and not something I am. So…” She left that final sentence unfinished, waiting for another question.
“Was there any benefits to that?” Charlamagne tha God shot back.
“No,” she said, finding her footing again in a prepared line. “Boston Globe did a full investigation, it never affected anything about my family. It never affected any job I ever got.”
“It’s kind of like the original Rachel Dolezal a little bit,” Charlamagne quipped. “Rachel Dolezal is a white woman pretending to be black.”
“Well, this is what I learned from my family,” Warren replied, throwing her hands up.
Free Beacon had the following to say on the background of Charlamange Tha God's questions for Warren:
"You had a lot of confusion back in the day, Ms. Warren. You thought you was Native American. You thought you was Republican. When did you get on the right track?" he asked.
Dolezal is a white woman who pretended to be African American for years before being outed in 2015 by her parents. She headed an NAACP chapter in Washington and even claimed to be the target of hate crimes before eventually admitting she had white parents. She said she self-identified as black.
In an attempt last year to rebut President Donald Trump's derisive "Pocahontas" attacks on her, Warren wound up making the matter worse by releasing a DNA test to back her longtime claims she had a Native American ancestor. Warren frequently told the press her parents had to elope because her father's family disapproved of Warren's mother's Native American ancestry.
Multiple media outlets at the time initially called the test release a win for Warren, but the tide quickly turned. The test revealed she was, at most, 1/64th Native American, and Native American groups pilloried her for delving into race science.
The heat on her grew when the Washington Post reported in February she wrote her race as "American Indian" on a 1986 State Bar of Texas registration card. She apologized.
"I can’t go back," Warren told the Washington Post. "But I am sorry for furthering confusion on tribal sovereignty and tribal citizenship and harm that resulted."
She told "The Breakfast Club" she couldn't go back when asked about releasing the DNA test as well.
Yahoo News also said:
During a Friday interview on “The Breakfast Club” radio show, Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren was grilled about her past claims of Native American ancestry.
Co-host Charlamagne Tha God asked Warren how she was told that she had Native American blood.
“I grew up in Oklahoma. I learned about my family the same way most people learn about their family, from my momma and my daddy and my aunts and my uncles, and it’s what I believed. But I’m not a person of color. I’m not a citizen of a tribe, and I shouldn’t have done it.”
Warren added that she couldn’t go back and correct her mistake.
President Trump has regularly mocked Warren over her claims of Native American ancestry, derisively referring to her as “Pocahontas” at rallies and when speaking to reporters.