Senator Elizabeth Warren apologized on Tuesday for identifying as Native American in the past.
Warren apologized to the Cherokee Nation for taking a DNA test to show that she had Native American ancestry.
According to The Washington Post, Warren said that the apology was meant to include identifying herself as Native American while a professor at Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania.
“I told him I was sorry for furthering confusion about tribal citizenship,” Warren told the Post.
“I am also sorry for not being more mindful about this decades ago. We had a good conversation.”
The Senator’s apology comes several hours before President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address.