Elizabeth Warren is taking a beating from the recent Trump “Pocahontas” fallout.
Warren thought she would be able to virtue signal her way to victimhood utopia, and instead she has seen a renewed focus on her Native American cultural appropriation, which netted her big money and power.
RPT noted yesterday, as the Pocahontas story gained momentum…
Was this a Trump misstep, or an intentional move to bring potential 2020 presidential candidate, Elizabeth Warren, into the spotlight for all the wrong reasons.
Everyone is now talking about POTUS Trump’s “Pocahontas” comment, and unfortunately for Warren, everyone is examining her “cultural appropriation”, lying about her Native American heritage to advance her career all the way to the US Senate.
Now one of the Navajo code talkers, Thomas Begay broke his silence and further destroyed Warren with this one-line zinger.
Just met Thomas Begay who was “puzzled” but not offended by Trump’s Pocahontas quip: “The Marines made us yell ‘Geronimo’ when we jumped out of planes + that didn’t offend me either.”
Just met Thomas Begay who was “puzzled” but not offended by Trump’s Pocahontas quip: “The Marines made us yell ‘Geronimo’ when we jumped out of planes + that didn’t offend me either.” pic.twitter.com/6wOonggocE
— Joshua Green (@JoshuaGreen) November 28, 2017
The Gateway Pundit also reports that Senator Elizabeth Warren not only lied about her Native American heritage, but it turns out one of the lawmaker’s ancestors rounded up Cherokees during the Trail of Tears.
According to Warren, her Native American heritage comes from an Oklahoma Territory marriage license application from 1894 by her alleged great-great grand uncle William J. Crawford. From here, Warren says her Native American heritage comes from that William J. Crawford’s mother, O.C. Sarah Smith Crawford.
Breitbart News reports…
As I pointed out in my article here on Sunday, no 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. […]
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.
While these involuntary home removals were not characterized by widespread violence, the newly displaced Cherokee mothers, fathers, and children found an oppressive and sometimes brutal welcome when they finally arrived at the hastily constructed containment areas. An estimated 4,000 Cherokees were warehoused in Ross’s Landing stockades for months awaiting supplies and additional armed guards the Federal Government believed necessary to relocate them on foot to Oklahoma.