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Liz Cheney: Elizabeth Warren now 'a laughingstock'

(WASHINGTON EXAMINER) — Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., on Sunday took aim at Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren over her claims to Native American ancestry after being asked about President Trump’s apparent reference to the “Trail of Tears” in a tweet mocking the Massachusetts senator.

 “You know, I have concerns about somebody like Elizabeth Warren pretending to be a Native American. You are absolutely right, I do represent thousands of Native Americans here in Wyoming, and the notion that anybody of any political party would pretend that they were a member of a tribe or would pretend they were Native American and would do it as she seems to have done it in order to get benefits, that is, in my view, the disgrace,” Cheney said during an interview on CNN. “And so I think she’s made herself a laughingstock.”