Imagine if Elizabeth “Fauxahontas” Warren is not only lying about her American Indian heritage, but one of her ancestors participated in an event so evil, liberals are still apologizing for it to this day.
Would it be the height of hilarious irony or just icing on the cake to a sad and stupid take told by a white woman desperate for power and fame?
The Massachusetts Senator has claimed she has “Cherokee” heritage because her grandfather had “high cheekbones like all of the Indians do” (which, if that isn’t racist, I don’t know what is), and the Senator claimed “minority” status during her time in Law School. It was even promoted by the school – that they’ve got “minority” students.
Of course, it’s all nonsense – or at least we can assume it’s nonsense, because Warren has offered no evidence of her American Indian heritage.
But all this happened years ago. It’s only after President Trump clumsily brought up Warren’s heritage out of the blue during a ceremony for the Navajo Code Talkers that we’re talking about it again.
Here’s the thing: It would all have gone away of people just ignored it. But Warren decided to jump in and call Trump a horrible racist for bringing it up. That was dumb.
We’re forced to recall an article that Michael Patrick Leahy write for Breitbart back in 2012 that showed not only was Warren not Cherokee, but one of her ancestors was actually responsible for the roundup of Cherokees for the infamous “Trail of Tears.”
Warren claims her heritage to Warren’s great-great-great grandmother, O.C. Sarah Smith. Leahy writes:
[N[o evidence supports this claim. O.C. Sarah Smith Crawford had no Cherokee heritage, was listed as “white” in the Census of 1860, and was most likely half Swedish and half English, Scottish, or German, or some combination thereof. (Note, the actual 1894 marriage license makes no claim of Cherokee ancestry.)
But the most stunning discovery about the life of O.C. Sarah Smith Crawford is that her husband, Ms. Warren’s great-great-great grandfather, was apparently a member of the Tennessee Militia who rounded up Cherokees from their family homes in the Southeastern United States and herded them into government-built stockades in what was then called Ross’s Landing (now Chattanooga), Tennessee–the point of origin for the horrific Trail of Tears, which began in January 1837.
Jonathan Crawford, O.C. Sarah Smith Crawford’s husband and apparently Ms. Warren’s great-great-great grandfather, served in the East Tennessee Mounted Infantry Volunteer Militia commanded by Brigadier General R. G. Dunlap from late 1835 to late 1836. While under Dunlap’s command he was a member of Major William Lauderdale’s Battalion, and Captain Richard E. Waterhouse’s Company.
These were the troops responsible for removing Cherokee families from homes they had lived in for generations in the three states that the Cherokee Nations had considered their homelands for centuries: Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee.
Now you know the truth. Whether or not Trump should have taken a political potshot at Warren during a solemn ceremony for American heroes is something we can debate, but the Massachusetts senator would be wise to keep her “high-cheekboned” trap shut, lest all this get brought up yet again.