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Elizabeth Warren Apologizes For Claiming She Was Native American On State Bar Registration

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Elizabeth Warren Apologizes For Claiming She Was Native American On State Bar Registration

Elizabeth Warren Apologizes For Claiming She Was Native American On State Bar Registration

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On Monday, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) further apologized this week for claiming to be Native American. She told CNN that she had also said she was sorry to Cherokee leaders for creating any sort of “confusion” with her use of a DNA test to prove Native American ancestry.

“I can’t go back,” Warren told the Washington Post on Tuesday, “But I am sorry for furthering confusion on tribal sovereignty and tribal citizenship and harm that resulted.”

The apology comes after the Washington Post reported the senator and Democratic candidate for president listed her race as “American Indian” on her registration for the Texas state bar more than three decades ago. Republicans believed that Warren self-identified as a Native American to further her career.

In October 2018, Warren released DNA test results that suggested a distant Native ancestor and it also sparked major controversy after Native tribes claimed she ignored traditions and tribal governments and processes.

Aside from that, the Democratic field is already the most diverse in history, with two black senators, five women, a gay man and an Asian entrepreneur among the announced or potential candidates. Warren is reportedly planning to win the democratic spot by focusing on important issues other than her race.

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