'Clean This Up': Bongino Says Warren's Native American Heritage Narrative Is 'Really Damaging'
Regarding her claims of Native American ancestry, Dan Bongino said Sunday that Sen. Elizabeth Warren is making a similar mistake to Hillary Clinton.
Warren (D-Mass.) made the rounds in Iowa over the weekend after announcing days prior that she had launched an exploratory committee to consider a 2020 run.
She's faced criticism, though, for how she has handled her claims of Native American heritage. She was immediately asked about the topic on Saturday in Sioux City and responded by saying that she's "not a person of color."
"I’m not a citizen of a tribe. Tribal citizenship is very different from ancestry," she told the crowd. "Tribes and only tribes determine tribal citizenship and I respect that difference."
Bongino said on "Fox & Friends" that -- similar to questions around Clinton's use of a private email server -- Warren should have cleared the air on the matter right away.
"This is just not gonna go away," Bongino said. "She's dragging this thing out and slowly but surely changing the story each time."
Warren fired back at criticism by President Trump in October by releasing DNA test results that showed a trace of Native American heritage.
Bongino added that Warren should come out and simply apologize for her past claims.
"If you come out as this identity politics warrior like Elizabeth Warren, fighting for what you perceive to be marginalized people, and then you take and you hijack their ancestral identity and heritage? That's a really damaging narrative. She really needs to clean this up," he said.
Watch the discussion above.