‘Why did you lie?’ Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is heckled on stage in Georgia during a campaign stop by a man holding a 1/2020th sign mocking her claim to be of Native American decent
- She was forced to reply ‘be easy’ and told her supporters: ‘It’s ok, we’re good’
- Democrat appeared to be trying to tell her backstory when she was interrupted
- The man was led out of the hall in Lawrenceville holding up his parody sign
- Chants of ‘Warren’ rung out in the hall and the crowd booed the protester
- Warren was forced to apologize after the emergence of a State Bar of Texas registration card showing she identified as ‘American Indian’
- DNA showed her Native American ancestry was as low as 1/1,024
Democrat presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren was heckled on stage during a campaign stop Saturday after her claims to be Native American.
A man holding a 1/2020th sign repeatedly called out: ‘Why did you lie?’ as she spoke as the event in Georgia.
She was forced to reply ‘be easy, be easy’ and the crowd booed as the man was led away. Chants of ‘Warren’ rung out in the hall as he held up his parody campaign sign at the event in Lawrenceville.
The 69-year-old Democrat told her supporters: ‘It’s ok, we’re good.’ She had appeared to have been trying to tell her backstory when she was interrupted.
Democrat presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren , left, was heckled on stage during a campaign stop Saturday. The man, right, called out ‘why did you lie?’ at the event in Georgia
The man was led out of the hall in Lawrenceville holding up his parody sign as the crowd booed
Warren was forced to apologize after the emergence of a State Bar of Texas registration card showing she identified as ‘American Indian’ on April 18, 1986.
DNA analysis, conducted by a privately hired scientist who is an expert on Native American genomics, showed that her Native American ancestry was between 0.09 percent and 1.5 percent. The low end of that scale equates to 1/1,024th.
She apologized to the Cherokee Nation in January after the results were released.
The Massachusetts senator was speaking at Central Gwinnett High School Saturday when she was faced with the protester.
Faced with the heckling she said: ‘Hold on. We will get to lots of policy, I absolutely promise. Ok, be easy.’
She tried to carry on addressing the crowd but as she heckling continued Warren told the crowd: ‘We’re good.’
President Donald Trump has frequently taken digs at Warren by calling her Pocahontas, a reference to the native woman who lived in present-day Virginia in the 1600s and agreed to marry an English colonist to help ensure peace and protect her people.
Warren was forced to address the man and told supporters ‘it’s ok, we’re good’
Presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren speaks during a campaign stop at Central Gwinnett high School in Lawrenceville, Georgia Saturday
A State Bar of Texas registration card showed she identified as ‘American Indian’ in April 1986
Her race identification for the Bar exam came the same year she was recorded as a minority for the Association of American Law Schools.
She listed herself as such annually until 1995, the year she started working at Harvard Law School.
Several months after starting there she put herself down as Native American and was part of the school’s federal affirmative action records until 2004.
But it was noted in 1989 she switched from identifying as white at the University of Pennsylvania, bringing her race in line with the AALS record, two years after starting her Penn role.