Just when she thought she might have been cleared from her controversial heritage past, 2020 Democratic hopeful Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Mass.) claims are back to haunt her.
— Rebecca Buck (@RebeccaBuck) May 31, 2019
Taking her 2020 campaign discussion to “The Breakfast Club” radio show, Warren was confronted once again about her previous claim that she is of Native American ancestry.
Warren previously sparked outrage, especially from Native Americans, after she took a DNA test last fall to prove her ancestry, though it revealed she’s as little as 1/1,024 Native American. She then came under fire after she announced her 2020 run when she was confronted for checking off the box identifying as a Native American on her Texas State Bar registration.
When confronted again about her controversial heritage claim, Warren doubled down that she “learned about my family the same as most people learn about their family, from a mamma and my daddy … but I’m not a person of color. I’m not a citizen of a tribe. And I shouldn’t have done it.”
“Why’d you do that?” host Charlamagne that God pressed the Democratic senator about claiming to be Native American on previous documents. Warren responded, “So it’s what I believe,” while reiterating, “I’m not a person of color. I’m not a citizen of a tribe.”
“You’re kinda like the original Rachel Dolezal, a little bit,” Charlamagne that God said, drawing a connection to a white woman who represented herself as black for years.
Warren isn’t the only 2020 Democratic candidate to make an appearance on the radio show, as Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) previously did so in February when she admitted to smoking marijuana in college.
However, the ladies on “The View” caught wind of Harris’ error when she claimed she smoked while listening to “definitely Snoop, Tupac for sure.” Co-host Meghan McCain said she was caught “weird lie” as the two rappers’ debut albums were not released until after Harris’ college years.