- The Washington Times - Monday, February 18, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren was heckled at a campaign stop in Georgia over the weekend about her past claims of Native American heritage.

The Massachusetts Democrat was introducing herself to a crowd at Central Gwinnett High School in Lawrenceville when a man shouted, “Why did you lie?”

Mrs. Warren acknowledged the heckler but not the question, responding, “We’re there. We’re there. Hold on. Hold on. We’ll get to lots of policy, I absolutely promise.

“OK, be easy. Be easy,” Mrs. Warren said as the man continued to yell.

“It’s OK,” she assured the other attendees.

She then said, “We’re good,” five times as the man was escorted out of the event.

The crowd chanted “Warren” to drown out the man’s repeated protests. He was holding up a campaign sign with “1/2020” scribbled on it, Fox News reported.

The sign is apparently in reference to Mrs. Warren’s repeated past claims of Cherokee heritage. In October, the senator sparked widespread criticism after she revealed the results of her own DNA test that showed she is only between 1/64th and 1/1,204th Native American, which is less than the average American white person. She later apologized, acknowledging that tribal citizenship is not synonymous with ancestry.

In February, Mrs. Warren apologized again after it was revealed she identified herself as Native American on a Texas bar application form in 1986.

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