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Citizen of the Cherokee Nation: Elizabeth Warren Needs to Make a Public Apology

"I think that because she has made these repeated false claims publicly, at this point, she needs to make a public apology."

By NTK Staff | 02.06.2019 @3:35pm

Rebecca Nagle, a member of the Cherokee Nation, said Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) needs to make a public apology for identifying herself as “American Indian” during an interview on CNN on Wednesday.

The Washington Post reported on Tuesday that Warren identified herself as an “American Indian” on her 1986 registration card for the State Bar of Texas.

CNN’s Brooke Baldwin asked Nagle what her initial reaction was to the Washington Post story.

“Well, you know, for years as I have criticized Elizabeth Warren’s false claims to Cherokee heritage. A lot of times her supporters come back and say, ‘Well, actually, she never claimed to be Native American,'” Nagle said. “We’ve known all along that she’s made this claim, but now we have the documented proof.”

“I’m glad that she apologized to the Washington Post, and I’m also glad that she apologized to my tribe’s chief. But, I think that because she has made these repeated false claims publicly, at this point, she needs to make a public apology,” she said.

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