Not only has Sen. Elizabeth Warren put a stake through her potential campaign for president, she now might be in more trouble.
The Washington Post broke a story on Tuesday revealing that Warren had filed a registration form with State Bar of Texas listing her race as “American Indian.”
Rebecca Nagle, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation said this showed that she had made the claim in an official capacity and called on her to make a public apology.
Reporters asked Warren if there were any other such documents in which she officially claimed that she was an American Indian and she couldn’t deny it, suggesting there might be more by saying it was “consistent” with her thought at the time.
And now the Republican National Committee is calling for disciplinary action against her by the State Bar.
“Attorney Warren should be disciplined for lying and failing to correct a misrepresentation,” McDaniel writes to the State Bar.
The chairwoman goes on to cite language from the Texas Disciplinary Rules Of Professional Conduct, which clearly notes that an applicant to the bar shall not “knowingly make a false statement of material fact” or “fail to correct a misapprehension known by the person to have arisen in the matter, or knowingly fail to respond to a lawful demand for information from an admission, reinstatement, or disciplinary authority, except that this rule does not require disclosure of information otherwise protected.” The RNC chair also quotes the bar’s rules of admission, which demand applicants demonstrate “Good Moral Character and Fitness.”
Warren hadn’t demonstrated that, according to the RNC chair.
“Attorney Warren is now apologizing for misrepresenting herself as an “American Indian” or Native American throughout her career,” McDaniel wrote. “It has now been thirty-three (33) years since she made this representation to the Texas Bar and has never made an attempt to correct her registration card. Therefore it is clear that Attorney Warren lacked the “Good Moral Character” required for admission to the Texas Bar and should be disciplined for her three (3) decades of untruthfulness.”