Warren’s ‘Native American’ problem is only going to get worse

Warren’s ‘Native American’ problem is only going to get worse, by Jonathon Tobin.

Rather than retracting or apologizing for past assertions of Native American identity that have been refuted by genealogists and historians, the Massachusetts Democrat is doubling down on her story about being a Cherokee or a Delaware.

Last month, The Post dared her to take a DNA test to prove her story and now a Bay State paper (The Berkshire Eagle) has issued the same challenge. The test results would either compel critics like President Donald Trump to stop calling her “Pocahontas” or force her to admit it was all a lie.

But while Warren won’t take the test, she also won’t shut up about being a Native American. …

At this point, she’s only a degree away from being another Rachel Dolezal, the white woman who passed as African-American while becoming a local NAACP official. …

In a Democratic Party where identity politics and minority status is the political gold standard, having to give up her claim would be painful.

Despite her denials of profiting from her claims of Native American ties, she likely never would have been appointed to the faculty of Harvard Law without the distinction of being the first “Indian” there. It was a key point in her rise from an obscure academic to her current position as one of the leading lights of her party’s left wing. …

It’s only going to get worse for Warren. In 2020, she will likely be facing off in Democratic primaries against some real minorities, like Sens. Kamala Harris (Calif.) and Cory Booker (NJ). So she’s not going to get the same free pass for her Native American fairy tale that Democratic voters in deep blue Massachusetts have given her.

It’s long past time for Warren to back down. If she doesn’t, the cries of “Fauxcohantas” from Trump and other conservatives will be the least of her problems.