BOSTON — Sen. Elizabeth Warren is calling on the Trump administration to ensure that coronavirus aid is distributed to Americans equally after learning that people who have falsely claimed Native American heritage may be getting slighted.
“My concerns are this president and his administration are simply reverting back to their racist, bigoted attitudes regarding who deserves virus relief and who does not,” Warren complained.
“People who lie about being Native Americans are Americans nevertheless, and as such deserve equal treatment,” Warren continued. “I know many of these Indian fakers, and truly, they are gems of the earth. They may have fibbed about their heritage in order to cheat a more qualified candidate out of a job here and there, but that doesn’t make them bad people.
“This is a troubling time for all Americans, even heritage fabricators,” she said. “What good is cheating someone out of a job by lying about being a minority if the job ends up disappearing anyway because of the virus? So those people are gonna need help, too, and by golly, they deserve it.”
Asked if she thought the administration was purposely directing coronavirus relief aid to Americans who were honest about where they came from and who they, Warren said she didn’t have all the data yet.
“But if that turns out to be the case, then, believe me, you’re going to hear a lot more from me,” she pledged. “I’m not going to just sit around in my teepee and take this.”