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Sen. Elizabeth Warren appears at the Senate Banking Housing and Urban Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington Feb. 27, 2014.  (REUTERS/Gary Cameron) Sen. Elizabeth Warren appears at the Senate Banking Housing and Urban Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington Feb. 27, 2014. (REUTERS/Gary Cameron)  

Elizabeth Warren whines about coverage of her fraudulent Indian claim

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Patrick Howley
Political Reporter

Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrote in her forthcoming book that she was “hurt” and “angry” by 2012 reporting on her fraudulent claim to Native American heritage.

“What really threw me, though, were the constant attacks from the other side,” Warren wrote in her book “A Fighting Chance.”

“I would almost persuade myself that I was starting to get the hang of full-throttle campaigning and then — bam! Out of left field, the state Republican Party, or the Brown campaign, or some blogger, would launch a rocket at me,” Warren wrote, adding, ”I was stunned by the attacks.”

This reporter (blogger?) reported extensively on Warren’s fraudulent claim during her 2012 campaign against Scott Brown. Warren falsely claimed Native American heritage when applying to teach at both the University of Pennsylvania Law School and Harvard Law School, and Harvard later cited her presence on staff as evidence of its faculty’s diversity. Warren claimed that she knew about her family’s alleged Indian heritage because a relative told her that her “papaw” had “high cheekbones, like all of the Indians do.”

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