Since we last checked in on the story of Native American/Senator wannabe Elizabeth Warren we have missed a few items of interest. Over at Legal Insurrection, William Jacobson has doggedly stayed on the case. According to Professor Jacobson, it is more likely that Warren’s Warren’s great-great-great grandfather was a member of a militia unit which participated in the round-up of the Cherokees in the prelude to the Trail of Tears than that great-great-great grandmother was Cherokee. Jacobson therefore notes the cruel irony in Warren’s Cherokee saga.
Most recently, Jacobson reports, the genealogist for Warren’s 1/32 claim of Cherokee heritage has gone silent while the source document has been shown to be false. Jacobson was following up on Michael Patrick Leahy’s “Warren’s Cherokee claim based on family newsletter.” You mean Warren’s claim was based on something?
Oh, and the University of Pennsylvania, where Warren taught until Harvard beckoned, touted Warren’s supposed minority status too. How the heck did that happen? Warren has exactly the same quantum of Indian blood running through her veins as Indians in the tribe of the cigar store.
And that’s not all! Hard as it is to believe, Warren’s claimed Cherokee status may not be the phoniest thing about her. As Investor’s Business Daily reminded us this week, the phoniest thing about her just might be her scholarship.
Mrs. Warren is a piece of work. George Mason University School of Law Professor Todd Zywicki has been on her case for a while on the basis her shoddy scholarship. See, for example, Professor Zywicki’s Wall Street Journal column “In Elizabeth Warren we trust?” Professor Zywicki elaborated on his WSJ column in this video interview. Professor Zywicki has exposed Warren as an academic charlatan.
When it comes to odious phonies, Elizabeth Warren provides something of a case study. She gives us the complete package.