The media has apparently, and belatedly, decided that Mass. Senator Elizabeth Warren really isn’t an American Indian. That, after the they vociferously defended her against remarks from President Trump that doubted her ancestry.
She originally claimed Indian heritage to gain a coveted senior position at a prestigious university but has refused calls from Native Americans to take a DNA test.
But in political news cycles. That was, well old news. Now the media is chanting a different story.
As the primary wins of two women with legitimate Indian ancestry are reported in the media after Tuesday’s elections, those reports say they could become the first Native American woman elected to Congress. That has led to the question on social media: What about Sen. Elizabeth Warren?
Democrat Sharice Davids, a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, won her House primary race Tuesday in Kansas, prompting the Kansas City Star and others to report that she would be “the first Native American woman elected to Congress” if she prevails in November.
The same has been said of Deb Haaland, a member of the Pueblo of Laguna, who captured the Democratic nomination for the New Mexico congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, who’s running for governor.
Not mentioned in the post-primary news coverage was the senior senator from Massachusetts, an omission not lost on social media, where references to her dubious claims of Cherokee ancestry are flying thick and fast.