Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has sparked controversy after mocking Massachusetts Democratic senator and former presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren joking that she might have a penis.
This was after she complained in her new book that in the 2020 Iowa Caucus, “Everyone comes up to me and says, ‘I would vote for you if you had a penis.’” In this book, NBC News correspondent Ali Vitali states, “Electable: Why America Hasn’t Put a Woman in the White House … Yet,” as Warren complained to her on a plane following the Iowa caucuses.
Cruz had mocked the democrat Senator on Saturday as he said, “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.’” This happened at the seventh annual Basque Fry in Gardnerville, Nevada.
Cruz tweeted, “Now let me say two things about that. Number one: That story is a lie. Produce this fictional person ’cause this human being does not exist.” Cruz also referred to the Democrat Senator’s past assertion that she had Cherokee blood when a DNA test later showed that she was between 1/64th and 1/1,024th Native American. He tweeted that her claim “is not even 1/1024 true.”
Following this DNA news, the Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr released a statement “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.”
Rebecca Nagle, an indigenous writer who agreed with this also, echoed, “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.”
In 2018, Vox wrote that the Senator had “consistently stated that her mother is part Cherokee.” At one point, the Senator also claimed that she was “American Indian” on a registration card for 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
Still, on this penis story by Warren, curious Cruz asked, “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 also mentioned Lia Thomas, the transgender swimmer of the University of Pennsylvania who won first place in the women’s NCAA events in an aside. “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.”
It’s quite evident that this Senator probably does not know who she is, or her identity changes according to her mood and preference, being a democrat after all.