Elizabeth Warren Addresses (But Doesn’t Apologize for) Contested Claims of Native Ancestry in Surprise Speech

Donald Trump’s inappropriate habit of referring to Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren as “Pocahontas” is a reference to the allegation, first raised during her 2012 Senate campaign, that Warren attested to a Native American heritage that doesn’t exist in order to advance herself through affirmative action. While there continues to be no evidence that Warren ever asked for or received any ethnicity-based preference in an admissions or hiring process, she has claimed partial Cherokee...


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