Elizabeth Warren Reveals DNA Evidence of Native American Ancestry, Rebuking Trump

Larry Hoffman
October 15, 2018

This puts Ms Warren as between 1/32 and 1/512 Native-American, according to the Boston Globe. This is in part because Native American leaders have asked tribal members not to participate in genetic databases. "That's not what America stands for". "The identity of the sample donor, Elizabeth Warren, was not known to the analyst during the time the work was performed", the report says.

Warren, an economic populist and leading voice of the #MeToo movement, said last month in Holyoke, Mass., that she'll take a "hard look at running for president" after the November elections.

That falls within Warren's reported range, and suggests she may be no more Native American than the average white American.

The hubbub around Ms Warren's ancestry recalls the attacks President Barack Obama faced over his background.

Warren has received stick from Trump and others on the right for her claim to Native American ancestry, with trolls calling her "Chief Spreading Bull".

Hostin didn't understand why the targets of Trump's racist abuse felt compelled to prove him wrong, but McCain said Warren's ad shows she's running for president in 2020.

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) delivers a major policy speech on "Ending corruption in Washington" at the National Press Club, Washington, U.S., August 21, 2018. In 2014, the genetics website 23andMe said the average black American genome is 0.8% Native American, while Latinos have 18% Native American ancestry, on average.

Tamping down accusations made by many Republicans that she parlayed her heritage to benefit her career, the video includes a number of law professors - including from Harvard Law and the University of Pennsylvania Law School - attesting that she was hired for her ability. "Although we have a representative in Congress who, they say, was here a long time ago".

Warren also indicated she hadn't forgotten about Trump's promise in July. "I know that everybody likes to pick their junk science or sound science depending on the conclusion, it seems some days", Conway told reporters. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.), Sen. I'm going to get one of those little kits and in the middle of the debate, when she proclaims she's of Indian heritage - because her mother said she has high cheekbones, that's her only evidence ...

Her campaign has also published a lengthy archive of university documents to support these claims.

"My advice to her - and I used an example - is that in Indian country, we are very community-oriented", she said. "President Obama had to turn over his birth certificate".

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