If Elizabeth Warren has a slogan, it must be “One again, now, with feeling.” She has spent more time on the campaign trail choking back tears as she tells one story after another about her family’s struggles, both financially and as American Indians, than she has yammering on about her out-of-left-field proposals.
The only problem with her schmaltzy remembrances is that most of them are pure fiction. Sometimes, they are the diametric opposite of what really went down. Not only does she have virtually no Indian blood coursing through her veins, but her ancestors were squatters on Cherokee lands and her great-great-great grandfather (“granddaddy” in her retelling) was a militia member who fought against the Seminole.
Perhaps you heard her oft-repeated story about how she was fired from an early teaching job because she was “visibly pregnant.” Unluckily for her, skeptical reporters got hold of county records of her employment at the time and, far from being fired, she was offered a renewed contract for the school year.
Despite getting caught out repeatedly, the tall tales just keep coming. In the latest, her “daddy” went from being a maintenance worker to a janitor. I’m not sure what the difference is except that when Warren utters the word janitor, it seems to open the floodgate of tears.
This time, she was called out not by the media but by her own brother. According to the Washington Examiner:
David Herring, brother of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, said he is “furious” to learn the Massachusetts Democrat called their father a janitor on the campaign trail.
Speaking with a family friend, Herring was adamant that his father was a maintenance worker, not a janitor. “My Dad was never a janitor,” he told the Globe.