Sen. Elizabeth Warren is being called out in a report by the Washington Post for claiming that she was an "American Indian" when applying for the Texas State Bar in 1986.
Warren printed, “American Indian” on the line for “race” on her Texas bar registration card. It is the first piece of evidence we have of her claiming Native American ancestry in handwriting. Her campaign has released a response to this story from the post.
“She is sorry that she was not more mindful of this earlier in her career,” said Kristen Orthman, a Warren campaign spokeswoman.
It was reported last week that she had already apologized to the Cherokee Nation for past claims of her heritage
“I can’t go back,” Warren told The Washington Post in another interview on Tuesday. “But I am sorry for furthering confusion on tribal sovereignty and tribal citizenship and harm that resulted.”
This isn't the best timing for Sen. Warren because it is reported she is set to launch her Presidential campaign this weekend.