Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts on Sunday openly pondered why Americans would want a president who “lies to them,” though she did not address the number of times she has not been truthful.
CBS News reporter Zak Hudak asked Warren if it is “disqualifying for a presidential candidate to lie to the American public about anything.”
“I would think that it — you know, how could the American people want someone who lies to them?” Warren asked. “I think that we just do our best out there every day, and I hope that’s what happens with everyone.”
“How could the American people want someone who lies to them?” @ewarren says after I asked if it’s disqualifying for a presidential candidate to lie to the American people about anything pic.twitter.com/b4AxH5Bq1m
— Zak Hudak (@cbszak) January 19, 2020
On Monday, The New York Times, in an editorial, took the unusual step of endorsing two presidential contenders — both women — one of whom is Warren, and the other being Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.)
In the piece, the editorial board referred to Warren as a “gifted storyteller,” which is true given a documented history of fabricating her past and positions, particularly on the campaign trail.
Most famously, Warren falsely claimed Native American heritage for years, even identifying as a Native American on her Texas Bar registration card and calling herself a minority at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and Harvard Law School.
In addition, Warren told a reporter in 2012 that she had “plenty of pictures” proving her claims of Native American ancestry but she failed to disclose them.
She only recently relented following a DNA test revealed that she, at best, had 1/64th Native lineage and, at worst, 1/1,024th. The results effectively ended her claims of Cherokee heritage.
“I shouldn’t have done it. I am not a person of color. I am not a citizen of a tribe,” Warren said during a New Hampshire town hall in December.
“And I have apologized for the confusion I have caused on tribal citizenship, tribal sovereignty, and for any harm I have caused.”
Warren also claimed in August that she was fired from a job teaching special needs children at a public school job for being “visibly pregnant.”
“By the end of my first year in teaching, I was visibly pregnant. And the principal did what principals did in those days: Wished me luck and hired someone else for the job,” she claimed.
Actually, she resigned and was then approved unanimously for another year of teaching.
— Eliana Johnson (@elianayjohnson) October 7, 2019
Earlier on the campaign trail, Warren told a woman that her children went to public schools, but her son, Alex, actually attended a private school she failed to mention.