Conservatives accuse Warren of hypocrisy over comment on school admission scandal
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Conservatives on Wednesday accused Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenGillibrand seizes on abortion debate to jump-start campaign CEO pay rising twice as fast as worker pay: AP Senate Democrats to House: Tamp down the impeachment talk MORE (D-Mass.) of hypocrisy after she told MSNBC that she had "zero" sympathy for parents who have been accused of bribing their children's way into top universities.

Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel called Warren's comment "ironic."

"It’s ironic that she’s so offended given that she lied about being a minority to climb the Ivy League ladder," McDaniel tweeted.

Warren has faced pushback for her previous claims of Native American heritage, though a The Boston Globe report found in September that those claims did not influence her career.

Warren's office did not immediately reply to a request for comment from The Hill.

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Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpTrump Jr. slams Republican committee chairman: 'Too weak to stand up to the Democrats' #TrumpTantrum spreads on Twitter after impromptu press conference Trump family members will join state visit to UK MORE similarly criticized Warren's recent comments. 

Warren replied with one word, "zero," and a gesture of the number when asked on "Morning Joe" whether the senator, as a parent herself, had any sympathy for parents ensnared in the college admissions cheating scandal.

At least 40 people were charged in a college admissions scam in which parents were accused of paying bribes to gain admissions for their children, including pretending applicants were athletes in a particular sport when they did not actually play it. 

Warren is one of several people running for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020. She is facing off against several of her fellow senators including Sens. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerGillibrand seizes on abortion debate to jump-start campaign 2020 hopeful John Delaney unveils T climate plan Harris readies a Phase 2 as she seeks to rejuvenate campaign MORE (D-N.J.), Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisSan Francisco police chief apologizes for raid on journalist's home Gillibrand seizes on abortion debate to jump-start campaign Senate Democrats to House: Tamp down the impeachment talk MORE (D-Calif.) and Bernie SandersBernie SandersGillibrand seizes on abortion debate to jump-start campaign DNC boss says candidates to be involved in debate lottery CEO pay rising twice as fast as worker pay: AP MORE (I-Vt.).