Continetti: Warren Calling Herself Native American on Bar Registration Is ‘Potentially Fatal’ for 2020

Washington Free Beacon | 2/6/2019 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
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Washington Free Beacon editor in chief Matthew Continetti on Wednesday questioned whether Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) maintains any amount of public trust after new revelations about her claims to Native American identity.

The hosts of "America’s Newsroom" on Fox News opened with a discussion of a new Washington Post report finding Warren had claimed to be a Native American on her registration card for the State Bar of Texas in 1986. Former John Kerry adviser Marie Harf argued this was not the issue that will sink Warren, but Continetti said Warren’s credibility is likely damaged permanently.

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"I’m not sure any of us want to get in the business of saying this percentage is enough to claim American Indian [identity]," Harf said, referencing a DNA test showing Warren is, at most, 1/64th Native American.

"The Cherokee Nation is in the business of this and accepted her apology for it," Continetti said. "It has clearly been a mess for Elizabeth Warren, for years. This issue pre-dated Donald Trump. It may even postdate him."

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Continetti argued her presidential candidacy is likely finished by the news that she did refer to her race as Native American in an application document, which she had previously denied doing.

"I think this is potentially fatal to her presidential candidacy, certainly in a general election, because it goes to the...
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