Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren may have already apologized for falsely claiming that she is Native American, but it looks like her heritage might be even more incorrect than she thought.
Earlier this year, Warren was called out for claiming to be Native America—a line she has peddled for decades, including on her Harvard law teaching application.
The Massachusetts Senator wanted to set the record straight and show her critics that she was, indeed, Native American so she took a DNA test. The test concluded she might have had one ancestor that was Native American eight to ten generations back. The test included people groups native to Mexico and other Latin American countries.
So, is she Native American? Not really. People gave it a 1/1024th chance.
But, Breitbart reports her non-ancestry is not the end of her Native American relations.
According to Breitbart, Warren actually had an ancestor fight against Native American Seminole Tribe in Florida.
That’s inconvenient 😂
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From the report:
Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) great-great-great grandfather Jonathan Crawford served in Major William Lauderdale’s Battalion of Tennessee Volunteer Militia from November 1837 to May 1838, a six month time period during which it fought two battles in Florida against the Seminoles.
Lauderdale’s battalion fought against the Seminoles at the Battle of Loxahatchee River, in present-day Jupiter, Florida, on January 24, 1838. Then on March 22, 1838, they fought against the Seminoles again at the Battle of Pine Island, in present-day Fort Lauderdale.
Evidence supporting Jonathan Crawford’s service under Lauderdale in Florida was brought by his widow, Neoma O.C. Sarah Smith Crawford, also known as Neona Crawford, to the Bledsoe County Commission of Bledsoe County, Tennessee in 1850 and 1851, when she applied for a pension from the U.S. government for her husband’s service during the 1837-1838 Second Seminole War.
Thursday is debate night in Houston, and Warren is one of the ten candidates seeking the 2020 Democrat presidential nomination who will be on stage. The debate is hosted by ABC and Univision, and will be moderated by ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, David Muir, Linsey Davis, and Univision’s Jorge Ramos.
In the first two debates among candidates vying for the 2020 Democrat presidential nomination, hosted by CNN and MSNBC, Warren faced no questions about her false claims of Native American ancestry.
“Jonathan Crawford is the same ancestor of Elizabeth Warren who one year earlier in 1836 served in the Tennessee Militia that rounded up Cherokees living in Tennessee at the beginning of the Trail of Tears,” Breitbart added.