NBC News correspondent Ali Vitali penned a book titled, “Electable: Why America Hasn’t Put a Woman in the White House… Yet,” where she details a conversation she had with Warren after she finished third place in the 2020 Iowa Caucus.
“Everyone comes up to me and says, ‘I would vote for you, if you had a penis,'” Warren said, according to Vitali’s book.
During the the annual Basque Fry in Gardnerville, Nevada, Cruz commented on the story.
“We need courage responding to crazy town. I don’t know if you saw it this week: Elizabeth Warren told reporters that a guy came up to her and said, ‘I would have voted for you if only you had a penis,'” Cruz said.
He added, “Now let me say two things about that. Number one: That story is a lie. Produce this fictional person ’cause this human being does not exist. That is not even 1/1,024 true.”
Cruz was seemingly referencing a DNA test that declared Warren was only 1/1,024th Native American.
He continued, “But number two: In today’s Democrat Party, how do we know she doesn’t? … How could you possibly know? ‘My name is Elizabeth, call me Bob, this is my beer.'”
The senator went on to mention transgender swimmer Lia Thomas.
“By the way, most Americans know this is ridiculous. Lia Thomas is a dude. He looks like Michael Phelps and has arms longer than anyone else,” Cruz said.
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In 2019, Warren issued an apology for calling herself a Native American.
In April 1986, Warren made the claim in her own handwriting on her registration card for the State Bar of Texas, as The Washington Post reported.
“I can’t go back,” Warren said in an interview with the outlet.
She added, “But I am sorry for furthering confusion on tribal sovereignty and tribal citizenship and harm that resulted.”
Still, not everyone was thrilled with the apology.
David Cornsilk, historian, genealogist, and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, issued a statement, as the Post reported.
“I want to see it in writing,” Cornsilk said.
He continued, “I want her to go on national TV. I want her to do a video like she did to announce her DNA results. It just seemed very lacking.”
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