Wednesday, May 9, 2012

A Tough Day for Fauxahontas

Elizabeth Warren continues to take hits over her past claim to Indian Native American affirmative action status at three law schools based on family lore that her triple great grandmother was Cherokee.  Yesterday her opponent in the Massachusetts Senate Race demanded she release her law school records to show if there was a basis for her claims.
U.S. Sen. Scott Brown demanded that Elizabeth Warren release her law school applications and personnel files today, saying questions about Warren’s Native American heritage mean she must answer, “whether it was appropriate for her to assume minority status as a professor.”

The demand comes two days after the Massachusetts Republican Party called for Harvard to investigate potential “academic fraud” committed by Warren.

“Serious questions have been raised about the legitimacy of Elizabeth Warren’s claims to Native American ancestry and whether it was appropriate for her to assume minority status as a college professor. Her changing stories, contradictions and refusal to answer legitimate questions have cast doubt on her credibility and called into question the diversity practices at Harvard,” said Brown in a statement.

He went on to say: “The best way to satisfy these questions is for Elizabeth Warren to authorize the release of her law school applications and all personnel files from the various universities where she has taught. I have released hundreds of pages of confidential employment records relating to my 32-year career in the National Guard, and I would encourage Professor Warren to do the same with respect to her personnel records and previous applications. As candidates for high public office, we have a duty to be transparent and open and not hide behind a wall of silence in the midst of public controversy.”

While Warren has not been able to provide proof that her triple great grandmother was Cherokee as alleged, it was revealed today that her triple great grandfather was one of the soldiers who evicted the Cherokee from the their lands in the so called "Trail of Tears,"

No wonder she didn't want to go to their pow wows...

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