Former Rep. Brad Carson: 7 Pols with Native American heritage

MJ Lee

Elizabeth Warren’s 1/32 Cherokee heritage has caused the Massachusetts Senate candidate quite the headache recently, with critics — among them Sen. Scott Brown — accusing the Democrat of using her lineage to gain an unfair advantage in her professional life. Here’s POLITICO’s look at current and past members of Congress who have Native American heritage:


5. Former Rep. Brad Carson (D-Okla.), member of the Cherokee Nation. Carson was born in Winslow, Ariz., and got his master’s degree at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar.

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