Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s dubious claim to being part Cherokee is catching up to her. Rebecca Nagle of Oklahoma went on Fox News and ripped into the Democratic senator from Massachusetts for claiming to be one of them.
“As a mixed Native woman, I get to relive the stereotypes that Warren perpetuates every day,” Nagle told Jesse Watters. “People ask me, ‘What part Cherokee are you? Who in your family was Cherokee?”
“I’m not ‘part-Cherokee,’ I am Cherokee,” she continued. “[We’re] not fractions of imagined Indians that used to exist. So what I would love to see Elizabeth Warren do is take responsibility for her false claim.”
The Boston Globe reported how there has been a growing number of people, not just on the right, who are seeing the issue of Warren’s heritage claim:
And, more telling, there’s also discomfort on the left and among some tribal leaders and activists that Warren has a political blind spot when it comes to the murkiness surrounding her story of her heritage, which blew up as an issue in her victorious 2012 Massachusetts Senate race. In recent months, Daily Show host Trevor Noah mocked her for claiming Native American ancestry and the liberal website ThinkProgress published a scathing criticism of her by a Cherokee activist who said she should apologize.
Nagle further explained how Warren has refused to even acknowledge evidence from some Cherokee that contradicts her claims members shows how they are continued to be silenced.
Watch the video below.