Conservatives accuse Warren of hypocrisy over comment on school admission scandal
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Conservatives on Wednesday accused Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenDem lawmaker says Electoral College was 'conceived' as way to perpetuate slavery GOP rep to introduce constitutional amendment to limit Supreme Court seats to 9 Warren introduces petition to end the Electoral College 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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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. 

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