The alleged college admissions bribery scandal continued to rock the nation on Wednesday as more details emerged. And then Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) piped up with her take on it.
33 parents have been indicted for their alleged role in bribing an admissions consultant to get their kids into top-tier universities that they likely would not have qualified for. The consultant and his team reportedly helped kids cheat on tests and worked with parents to create elaborate athletic profiles to get their kids recruited for sports they didn’t even play.
Asked about the whole scandal during an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Warren said she had “zero” sympathy for any of the parents charged for cheating their way into school.
“LOL,” Donald Trump Jr tweeted in response. “Yea it’s almost like they faked minority status to get into school and future tenured jobs in academia.”
Warren has long been accused of using her claims of Native American ancestry to get into her position at Harvard and try to curry favor with minority voters. Back in the day, Harvard called her “the first woman with a minority background to be tenured,” according to the Boston Herald. She has denied that claim.
Warren became a national laughingstock when she finally took a DNA test and released the results to prove that she was right all along when she said she was closely tied to her Native American ancestors. But the results showed she might have only 1/64th to 1/1024th Native American DNA, less than that of the average American.
The 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful finally apologized to Native Americans for identifying herself as one of them, the Washington Post reported in February.
Meanwhile, in the college admissions scandal, former First Lady Michelle Obama and her two daughters have been linked to one of the suspected perpetrators.
According to Fox News, a former Georgetown University and University of Rhode Island tennis coach was named among several coaches accused of being paid off to accept kids with fake athletic profiles. Gordon Ernst was one of the 50 people indicted and used to coach Michelle and her daughters Sasha and Malia.
Ernst is accused of accepting almost $3 million to get kids onto the Georgetown tennis team. The Obamas have not been accused in any way of being attached to the racketeering scheme.