“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
"Lying" about being part Cherokee falls on the "harmless" end of the scale in my humble opinion. There isn't a person, certainly not a politician, who hasn't 'lied' more times that he or she can count about something. Someone will have to point out to me why I should care about this claim of Warren's of her part Cherokee heritage. I've made similar claims 100 times over the years with no more than what my mother has told me as evidence. If that turns out to be false, does that really reflect on my character?
1) She is making it up out of thin air because she thought it might help her politically
2) It is true but the poor treatment was by Democrats so she doesn't want to blow the whistle (aka. "Pulling a Gillibrand")
Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he stops voting for the Free Fish party.