Massachusetts Democratic senator and former presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren found herself the target of criticism and mockery coming from Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) in the wake of a new book that claimed that after her 2020 Iowa Caucus third place finish, she complained, “Everyone comes up to me and says, ‘I would vote for you, if you had a penis.’”
Ali Vitali, a correspondent for NBC News, stated in her new book, “Electable: Why America Hasn’t Put a Woman in the White House … Yet,” that Warren issued her complaint to her directly while on a plane directly in the wake of the results of the Iowa caucuses going public.
Cruz called out Warren this past weekend while attending the seventh annual Basque Fry held out in Gardnerville, Nevada, as he claimed, “We need courage responding to crazy town. I don’t know if you saw it this week: Elizabeth Warren told reporters that a guy came up to her and said, ‘I would have voted for you if only you had a penis.’”
“Now let me say two things about that,” expressed Cruz. “Number one: That story is a lie. Produce this fictional person ’cause this human being does not exist.”
While making reference to the infamous past claim from Warren that she sports dominant Cherokee blood which a DNA test later revealed her to be somewhere between 1/64th and 1/1,024th Native American, Cruz asserted about Warren’s supposed claim from Vitali’s new book, “That is not even 1/1024 true.”
Back in 1986, Warren made the claim that she was “American Indian” while filling out a registration card for official documents at the State Bar of Texas.
Here is the form Elizabeth Warren filled out for the State Bar of Texas claiming American Indian heritage. pic.twitter.com/VwHifS7BCL
— Amy Gardner (@AmyEGardner) February 6, 2019
Then in 2018, Vox wrote that Warren has “consistently stated that her mother is part Cherokee.”
Cruz then pivoted to the currently being pursued agenda of the Democratic Party as he spoke out about Warren’s odd penis story: “But number two: In today’s Democrat Party, how do we know she doesn’t? … How could you possibly know? ‘My name is Elizabeth, call me Bob, this is my beer.’”
He went on to add in another comment that seemed to refer to transgender University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas, who has just recently dominated women’s NCAA events, “By the way, most Americans know this is ridiculous. Lia Thomas is a dude. He looks like Michael Phelps and has arms longer than anyone else.”
Here's the video of Ted Cruz joking that Elizabeth Warren might have a penis. @lawindsor pic.twitter.com/eZsQvVPD7Q
— David Edwards (@DavidEdwards) August 14, 2022
Once the news of Warren’s DNA results finally broke, Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. commented about the event: “Using a DNA test to lay claim to any connection to the Cherokee Nation or any tribal nation, even vaguely, is inappropriate and wrong. It makes a mockery out of DNA tests and its legitimate uses while also dishonoring legitimate tribal governments and their citizens, whose ancestors are well documented and whose heritage is proven.”
This sentiment seemed to be echoed by another indigenous writer, Rebecca Nagle, stating, “No native tribe acknowledges DNA testing as a source for citizenship or even claim to native heritage. She comes from a well-documented line of white people and so there is ample evidence that all of her ancestors are documented white people on the census rolls, by their marriage and birth and death certificates since going back before the Trail of Tears.”