Warren: 'I'm Not Running for President in 2020′

Larry Hoffman
March 12, 2018

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) would not say Sunday if she would take a DNA "spit test" to prove her longtime claims of Native American heritage, instead pivoting to telling the story of her family and saying "it's a part of who I am". "Warren's potential appeal as a national candidate constitutes too much of a threat", the western MA newspaper editorialized.

"I am not afraid of tariffs", she said on NBC's "Meet the Press" program. Despite slander from the President, Warren remains passionate in her fight for social justice for the Native American community.

After telling the story Chuck Todd pointed out that he had a great-grandmother who "swore we were related to Robert E. Lee". "What's wrong with knowing?"

"I know who I am".

Warren also did not explicitly rule out a 2020 bid and said she is focused on re-election to her Senate seat this year and on supporting party-building efforts across the country. I never used my family tree to get a break or get ahead. "Never got any benefit from it anywhere".

Except, of course, she doesn't know.

Trump referred to Warren as "Pocahontas" at the rally, a derogatory reference to her controversial claims of Cherokee heritage. But, as I wrote last month, it's clear Warren is not looking for the truth. In that speech, she said she understood "why some people think there's hay to be made" over the issue, because she wasn't enrolled in a tribe.

"That's totally stupid ... and simply wrong", he told the Associated Press.

"I am not running for president of the United States", she said. She said her goal was to raise awareness about Native American issues everytime someone asks about her family history.

Speaking to Native Americans, Sen. Someone, probably Warren herself, told them about this by checking a box on a form.

She has acknowledged identifying as a minority, but denies using such status to help advance her career.

Warren has acknowledged telling Harvard and her previous employer, the University of Pennsylvania, of her Native American heritage, but only after she had been hired. There's no good reason not to settle this once and for all.

Certainly not a DNA test that might actually establish who she is. But it seems she'd rather stick with the unverified story she was told as a child.

Watch the clip above, via Fox News.

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