| Guide to:|
|Hail to the Chief?|
|Persons of interest|
She helped create the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. President Barack Obama tried to appoint her to chair the position but her appointment was blocked by the Senate. Unfortunately for her and all American consumers, they have effectively lost the ability to sue companies following the passage of a law that grants the latter immunity. She continues to shame corrupt corporate leaders who put profits before people. However, given the current political situation, she may not be able to achieve much. She deserves credit for trying, though.
She is currently a very popular author and guest speaker among those who are outraged by the federally-funded bailouts of large banks. Hillary Clinton wishes she could be as popular as Warren is right now.[citation NOT needed]
Support for Clinton
In the 2016 presidential primaries, Warren acted as a surrogate for Hillary Clinton, warding off her major rival, Bernie Sanders, Senator from Vermont, and hoping to placate the grassroots of the party. Many progressives hoped that Clinton would choose Warren as part of her unity ticket in order to bring the grassroots into her campaign; instead, she underestimated the loyalty of old, white social conservatives to the Republican Party and so went with one of those guys instead ("balanced ticket" and all that).
Senator Warren answered in the affirmative when asked if the 2016 Democratic primary was rigged. She later amended her opinion on the matter "suggesting instead that the Democratic National Committee (DNC) showed some bias but that the selection process had been fair."
Warren repeatedly claimed to be of Cherokee descent. There is the distinct possibility that Warren may be as much as 1/64 Cherokee, but even FactCheck.org cannot provide supporting evidence of this claim. During her career at Harvard, the university often boasted of its diverse faculty including mentioning Warren among its list of minority professors with other people of color. Prior to her career at Harvard, Warren provided information that suggested she was a minority for the Association of American Law Schools directory of professors of law. This claim spilled over into her run for the United States Senate in 2012. Warren's high cheekbones, along with her grandfather's same feature, was proffered as supporting evidence by Warren herself.
On October 15, 2018, Warren released a DNA test done by Carlos D. Bustamante, a professor of Biomedical Data Science and Genetics at Stanford University. According to Bustamante, the test results "strongly support the existence of an unadmixed Native American ancestor in the individual's pedigree, likely in the range of 6-10 generations ago", so that Warren is about 1/1024th to 1/64th Native American. Cherokee Nation eventually condemned Warren, stating "A DNA test is useless to determine tribal citizenship. Current DNA tests do not even distinguish whether a person’s ancestors were indigenous to North or South America." Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. stated "using a DNA test to lay claim to any connection to the Cherokee Nation or any tribal nation, even vaguely, is inappropriate and wrong."
During the 2016 campaign season, when he was running for president, Trump frequently slammed Warren as a high-profile Clinton donor. He called her "Pocahontas" – an ethnic slur based on a 2012 manufactured controversy over Warren's alleged Native American heritage. Warren didn't do herself any favors, and instead resorted to the embarrassing "high cheekbones" line to claim Native heritage. Naturally, this provided ample political cannon-fodder to the GOP, and used it throughout his 2016 campaign. Due to a fear that Warren may emerge as the new face of the Democratic Party, Trump upped the ante against Warren.
- How Sanders and Warren Will Decide Which One Runs for President. The Atlantic. Accessed August 28, 2018.
- Abby Phillip (September 6, 2016). "Michelle Obama and Elizabeth Warren top list in surrogate blitz for Clinton". Washington Post.
- Brand, Donald (July 25, 2016). "Why Hillary Clinton Chose Tim Kaine Over Elizabeth Warren". Fortune.
- Elizabeth Warren Says 2016 Democratic primary Was Rigged. PBS Newshour. November 2, 2017.
- Warren walks back claim Democratic primary was rigged. The Hill. November 9, 2017.
- . FactCheck.org. December, 2017.
- "Warren releases results of DNA test". The Boston Globe. October 15, 2018.
- "Carlos D. Bustamante Homepage at Stanford University".
- "Carlos D. Bustamante DNA Report". October 10, 2018.
- "Cherokee Nation responds to Senator Warren’s DNA test". www.cherokee.org. October 15, 2018.
- "Cherokee Nation says Warren is ‘undermining tribal interests’ with DNA test". PBS. October 16, 2018.
- Michelle Ye Hee Lee (June 28, 2016). "Why Donald Trump calls Elizabeth Warren 'Pocahontas'" Washington Post.
- Phil Mattingly and Ted Barrett (February 11, 2017). "Trump to Dems: 'Pocahontas is now the face of your party'". CNN.