Conservatives accuse Warren of hypocrisy over comment on school admission scandal
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Conservatives on Wednesday accused Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenHarris tops Biden in California 2020 poll The Hill's Morning Report - A raucous debate on race ends with Trump admonishment Democrats fret over Trump cash machine 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 TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report — Trump retreats on census citizenship question Trump set to host controversial social media summit Trump associate Felix Sater grilled by House Intel 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 BookerThe Hill's Morning Report - A raucous debate on race ends with Trump admonishment Lawmakers pay tribute to late Justice Stevens Schumer throws support behind bill to study reparations MORE (D-N.J.), Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisHarris tops Biden in California 2020 poll The Hill's Morning Report - A raucous debate on race ends with Trump admonishment Democrats fret over Trump cash machine MORE (D-Calif.) and Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders to call on 2020 Democrats to reject money from drug, health insurance industries The hidden connection between immigration and health care: Our long-term care crisis Harris tops Biden in California 2020 poll MORE (I-Vt.).