You may recall the big flap over Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s oft-repeated claim that she is part Cherokee, descended from Native Americans — a claim that Breitbart News debunked through extensive and detailed documentation.
“In 2012 Breitbart News exhaustively documented the facts surrounding Senator Warren’s claims of Native American ancestry and demonstrated that no credible evidence exists to support those claims. But lack of genealogical evidence has never stopped Senator Warren from boldly asserting as fact something which is flatly not true.”
The far-left senator’s claim of Native American ancestry — in addition to possibly conveying upon her some sort of pseudo-authenticity as a legitimate voice of oppressed America — was reportedly useful in her applications for employment prior to being elected to public office, as Breitbart noted.
She’s made this claim, apparently, to three separate employers–the University of Texas Law School, the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and Harvard Law School. None apparently asked her for proof, nor did she offer any.
Now, it turns out, Hillary Clinton is also angling for an advantage in presenting her faux family history to the American people as she applies for the most powerful job in the land — President of the United States.
The wildly popular website BuzzFeed has just posted the results of its investigation into Mrs. Clinton’s claims that all her grandparents were immigrants — an assertion that could boost the candidate’s standing with a key constituency perceived to be vital to Democrats’ electoral hopes
And as the BuzzFeed article points out, this provably false Clinton claim is being repeated as she launches her campaign in Iowa this week, staging small, intimate gatherings with supposedly “everyday” folks.
“Speaking in Iowa Wednesday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that all her grandparents had immigrated to the United States, a story that conflicts with public census and other records related to her maternal and paternal grandparents.”
The BuzzFeed piece presents a number of images of census records that clearly indicate Hillary is not telling the truth about her so-called “immigrant” grandparents.
Lest you think that the BuzzFeed post on Hillary’s self-serving lie about her ancestry won’t reverberate around the web and be seen by folks who like the candidate as well as those who don’t, here are a few sample headlines from publications that have picked up on the story so far:
New York Post: “Hillary fudges the truth about her immigrant grandparents”
CNN: “Hillary Clinton misrepresents family history”
People Magazine: “Hillary Clinton got her grandparents’ immigration story wrong”
And how hard would it have been for Hillary Clinton or any semi-competent aide or novice assistant to confirm the candidate’s story about her “immigrant” ancestors? As the evidence presented by BuzzFeed shows, it would have been as simple as checking ancestry.com.
But then, as is the case with so many convenient and expedient narratives embraced and promoted by those on the left, that easily obtainable evidence would interfere with an appeal to a political base eager to believe.
This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Equipping You With The Truth