Published: Thu, February 07, 2019

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Listed Race as ‘American Indian’ on Texas Bar Registration

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Listed Race as ‘American Indian’ on Texas Bar Registration

The card was discovered by the Washington Post. Elizabeth Warren's Native American heritage claim.

President Trump has referred to Warren as Pocahontas throughout his presidency. But after the Cherokee Nation shared its frustrations with her, she apologized for the stunt.

Warren took the test at the end of 2018. Her office didn't dispute its authenticity.

Warren's longstanding assertions of having Native American heritage have dogged her political career and provided fodder for attacks from President Donald Trump.

Julie Hubbard, a spokeswoman for the Cherokee Nation, declined to address the scope of the conversation between Warren and the chief. "It's been fully documented", Warren said, "and there's no evidence of any kind" that she was hired because of her claims.

"I'm not a tribal citizen and I respect the difference", the Massachusetts Democrat had told CNN on Monday.

As she has previously, Warren told reporters Wednesday that she grew up believing she had Native American ancestors.

She also had been licensed in New Jersey, but resigned from the bar.

Warren's sharp criticisms of Wall Street and efforts to regulate large corporations that she depicts as preying on ordinary Americans have made her a polarizing figure.

The bright-yellow bar card, pictured below, is dated April 1986, at which time Warren was a professor at the University of Texas School of Law. "It isn't a fatal wound, but certainly put her at a disadvantage in a crowded field". "I'm also sorry for not being more mindful about this decades ago".

Late Wednesday a spokesperson for the State Bar of Texas confirmed to Breitbart News that Warren did claim her race was American Indian in that 1986 bar registration card, and provided Breitbart News with a copy of that card. Warren's critics have said that gave her an unfair advantage and fueled her meteoric rise in the world of legal academia, but an exhaustive review by The Boston Globe determined that wasn't the case. "Warren pretended to be a minority to climb the Ivy League ladder - a lie that will continue to haunt her presidential ambitions", Republican National Committee (RNC) spokesman Mike Reed wrote in a statement released Tuesday evening.

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