“How do you overcome the bridge with voters like me who like you, who like your plans, who like what you have to say but I have concerns about your honesty?”
Elizabeth Warren’s Native American problem just won’t go away.
On the surface, Warren has put it behind her, having found a new campaign theme: “I have a plan for that.”
The rollout of seemingly endless (and expensive and repressive) plans was not how Warren started her campaign. It was a reaction to the near-death campaign experience after the DNA debacle.
But as I’ve pointed out many times, the Native American deception is baked into her public persona. She may be rising in the Democrat candidate pack, but she has that problem that won’t go away. The leftist activists may overlook it, but most people understand that Warren cheated in an attempt to get ahead.
Another data point. At a candidate town hall in New Hampshire, a voter who said she likes Warren’s plans, also said she had concerns about Warren’s honest. Fox News reports:
During a town hall event in New Hampshire broadcast Thursday, a woman asked Warren how she and others could trust her given her past claim about having Native American ancestry.
“How do you overcome the bridge with voters like me who like you, who like your plans, who like what you have to say but I have concerns about your honesty?” she asked.
The woman, Elizabeth Radecic, said that as a mother of two black children, she developed a better understanding for the reasoning behind affirmative action. Warren, according to her, had disrespected that reasoning by stating, earlier in her career, that she had Native American ancestry….
Warren responded to Radecic by claiming that she identified as a Native American because of things her family told her when she was younger. Citing an investigation by The Boston Globe, she claimed that her identification as Native American didn’t influence her academic career.
“Even so, I shouldn’t have done it,” she added. “I am not a person of color. I am not a citizen of a tribe and I’ve apologized for any confusion over tribal sovereignty, tribal citizenship, and any harm caused by that.”
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