Conservatives accuse Warren of hypocrisy over comment on school admission scandal
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Conservatives on Wednesday accused Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenKavanaugh impeachment push hits Capitol buzz saw Mark Mellman: The most important moment in history? Katie Pavlich: The Democrats' desperate do-overs 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. 

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 BookerMark Mellman: The most important moment in history? Katie Pavlich: The Democrats' desperate do-overs Biden leads in new national poll, Warren close behind in second place MORE (D-N.J.), Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisKavanaugh impeachment push hits Capitol buzz saw Mark Mellman: The most important moment in history? Biden leads in new national poll, Warren close behind in second place MORE (D-Calif.) and Bernie SandersBernie SandersJimmy Carter: 'I hope there's an age limit' on presidency 2020 candidates keep fitness on track while on the trail Mark Mellman: The most important moment in history? MORE (I-Vt.).