Warren: My Grandfather Had High Cheekbones 'Like All the Indians Do'
9:32 PM, May 2, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Speaking to a reporter on a local news station in Boston, Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts cited her ancestor's "high cheekbones" (quoting an aunt) as evidence of her Native American heritage:
Earlier today, the Harvard law professor explained that she listed herself as "Native American" on school directories in the past so she could meet others "who are like I am." Genealogists have been unable to verify that Warren is descended from Native Americans, despite her claims.
Warren is running closely with her opponent, incumbent Republican senator Scott Brown, according to the RealClearPolitics poll average.