Elizabeth Warren has a credibility problem. Not because—as President Trump never seems to tire of mocking her for—she claimed to be Native American when she is not. Nor because her response to that mockery was a disastrously misguided DNA reveal and an apology tour that came off as more desperate than sincere.
It’s because there are a growing number of examples of her deliberately evading direct questions about the consequences of her own proposed policies; misleading and at times contradictory statements about her life history beyond the Native American incidents; and the promulgation of outright falsehoods that might be normal for a politician, but are difficult to reconcile with Warren’s claims to want to bring an honest “outsider’s” perspective to the Oval Office. If Warren wants to run as an alternative to the chaos agent known as Trump, she’s going to have work on her credibility.