If you’re going to try to burn President Donald Trump, you better make sure you can’t get burned yourself. Senator Elizabeth Warren learned that lesson the hard way.
Warren decided to take a condescending tone with the President when he mocked climate change radicals on Twitter. She would come to regret that decision, as an all-star lineup of conservatives took turns taking her to the woodshed.
Being a hypocrite can be dangerous work, especially when some of the sharpest minds around are ready to call you out on it. The woman who once claimed to be Native American to get a job, denies that life begins in the womb, and believes there are dozens of genders tried to anoint herself as “Senator Science,” and Twitter was having none of it.
First, the President started it all with this tweet.
In the East, it could be the COLDEST New Year’s Eve on record. Perhaps we could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming that our Country, but not other countries, was going to pay TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS to protect against. Bundle up!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 29, 2017
Warren then answered with this tweet.
I’m going to say something really crazy: I believe in science. Climate change is real and we have a moral obligation to protect this Earth for our children and grandchildren.
— Elizabeth Warren (@elizabethforma) December 29, 2017
Actor James Woods then dropped this truth bomb on her.
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) December 29, 2017
The Vice President even chimed in.
Now that Elizabeth Warren says she believes in science she will probably agree that life begins at conception. https://t.co/W6oXw84N0U
— The Vice President (@MikePenceVP) December 29, 2017
And then there’s this.
I'm going to say something crazy: I believe in science. Life begins at conception and we have a moral obligation to protect these babies, as they are our children and grandchildren.
— Joshua Ensley (@JoshuaEnsley) December 29, 2017
This one made us laugh far more than it should have.
Who are you really and why do you lie? pic.twitter.com/Jz42BPs1fY
— Wally Action (@WallyAction) December 30, 2017
A month after the issue of her ancestry surfaced, Warren finally acknowledged that she told Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania she was Native American, but she insisted it played no role in her recruitment by those institutions.
Previously, she said she first learned Harvard was claiming her as a minority when she read it in the conservative Boston Herald in 2012. However, the Boston Globe reported at the time that it had obtained records from Harvard’s library showing that the university’s law school began reporting a Native American female professor in federal statistics for the 1992-93 school year, the first year Warren worked at Harvard, as a visiting professor.
In addition, her name appeared in a 1996 article in the Harvard Crimson campus newspaper about Harvard Law School students expressing dissatisfaction with the faculty’s level of diversity.
A law-school spokesman told the paper Warren is Native American.
Warren has described herself as having Cherokee and Delaware Indian ancestry, pointing to “family stories” told “by my mom and my dad, my mammaw and my pappaw.”
However, the Atlantic reported in May 2012 that Warren was “unable to point to evidence of Native heritage except for an unsubstantiated thirdhand report that she might be 1/32 Cherokee.”
“Even if it could be proven, it wouldn’t qualify her to be a member of a tribe,” the magazine said.
The Washington Post’s Fact Checker column was unable to prove Warren’s claimed heritage, advising “readers to look into it on their own and decide whether Trump’s attacks over Warren’s background have merit.”
In June 2016, after Warren’s first campaign appearance with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Trump tweeted that Warren “lied on heritage.” Since then, he often has referred to her as “Fauxcahontas” or “Pocahontas.”
Last month, after Trump used the dig during a ceremony at the White House honoring World War II Navajo code talkers, Warren sent out a fundraising email accusing Trump of attacking her with a “racist slur.”