Sen. Elizabeth Warren slams Israeli corruption

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., who launched her presidential campaign at the beginning of the month, is no stranger to deception herself.

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March 3, 2019 21:43
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U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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"Corruption—in Israel, in the US, or anywhere else—is a cancer that threatens democracy," Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Democratic presidential candidate wrote on her Twitter account late Thursday night.

Her statement was made in the wake of Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit's announcement on Thursday that he has intent to indict - pending a hearing - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for bribery.


"We need to fight back," her tweet continued. "And we can start by having the courage to call it out wherever it occurs. Even among our allies. Especially here at home."

Warren also had choice words specifically directed against Netanyahu: "First embracing right-wing extremism. Now manipulating a free press, accepting bribes, and trading government favors," Warren tweeted. "The allegations against Prime Minister Netanyahu are serious and cut to the heart of a functioning democracy."

Warren is no stranger to deception herself. The Massachusetts Democrat claimed that she had Native American ancestry multiple times early in her career, which ultimately proved to be false.

She even wrote her race as "American Indian" on a 1986 registration card for the Texas state bar in her own handwriting, which was revealed by The Washington Post in early February. She also identified herself as a minority in other professional arenas, including the faculty directory at Harvard Law School and the University of Pennsylvania.

Warren was forced to apologize for her claims, both publicly and privately, to the  principal chief of the Cherokee Nation for "causing confusion on tribal sovereignty and tribal citizenship and the harm that resulted," according to the tribal spokeswoman Julie Hubbard.

She told reporters that her past statements about her ancestry were "based on my understanding of my family's story. I am not a tribal citizen. Tribes, and only tribes, determine citizenship," Warren said. "I have apologized for not being more sensitive to that distinction. It's an important distinction."



She apologized in private last week to the principal chief of the Cherokee Nation for "causing confusion on tribal sovereignty and tribal citizenship and the harm that resulted," said tribal spokeswoman Julie Hubbard. And after The Washington Post reported on the Texas state bar registration, Warren addressed the issue publicly Wednesday, telling reporters outside her Senate office that her answers in the past were "based on my understanding of my family's story."



"I am not a tribal c ..
 




She apologized in private last week to the principal chief of the Cherokee Nation for "causing confusion on tribal sovereignty and tribal citizenship and the harm that resulted," said tribal spokeswoman Julie Hubbard. And after The Washington Post reported on the Texas state bar registration, Warren addressed the issue publicly Wednesday, telling reporters outside her Senate office that her answers in the past were "based on my understanding of my family's story."



"I am not a tribal c ..
 



She apologized in private last week to the principal chief of the Cherokee Nation for "causing confusion on tribal sovereignty and tribal citizenship and the harm that resulted," said tribal spokeswoman Julie Hubbard. And after The Washington Post reported on the Texas state bar registration, Warren addressed the issue publicly Wednesday, telling reporters outside her Senate office that her answers in the past were "based on my understanding of my family's story."



"I am not a tribal c ..
 






She apologized in private last week to the principal chief of the Cherokee Nation for "causing confusion on tribal sovereignty and tribal citizenship and the harm that resulted," said tribal spokeswoman Julie Hubbard. And after The Washington Post reported on the Texas state bar registration, Warren addressed the issue publicly Wednesday, telling reporters outside her Senate office that her answers in the past were "based on my understanding of my family's story."



"I am not a tribal c ..
 

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