Democrat Senator, Elizabeth Warren, has released DNA test results examining her possible Native American ancestry, in an apparent response to persistent criticism from President Trump and other Republicans.
The results reportedly reveal “strong evidence” the Massachusetts senator had a Native American ancestor dating back six to ten generations.
At the same time, this really only shows trace amounts of that heritage, which Republicans have charged she used to advance her career at Harvard.
According to the analysis, if Warren’s great-great-great-grandmother were Native American, she would be considered 1/32 Native American. If Warren’s ancestor date back 10 generations, she would be only 1/1,024 Native American.
“To put that in perspective, Warren might even be less Native American than the average European American,” Republican National Committee Deputy Communications Director Mike Reed said in an email, while saying this would “not give you the right to claim minority status.”
Even though Harvard used her supposed “Native American Heritage,” via their newspaper, the Harvard Crimson, as a way to show the school had a diverse faculty.
As Warren considers a presidential run in 2020, her Senate re-election campaign produced a video playing up the results.
In it, Warren says, “The president likes to call my mom a liar. What do the facts say?”
Stanford University Professor Carlos D. Bustamante replies, “The facts suggest that you absolutely have Native American ancestry in your pedigree.”
Bustamante authored the six-page report and conducted the analysis after Warren released a sample of her DNA to a private lab in Georgia over the summer. Warren did not use a commercial service for her DNA analysis, but rather Bustamante, who is on the scientific advisory board for Ancestry.
Yes Senator Warren, we all know why you didn’t use a commercial service, but rather “a private lab” and a handpicked Stanford University professor.
How much was this private lab paid, and why was this lab selected?
How do we know whose DNA sample the lab was given?
How much was Mr. Bustamante paid for his services?
Why would a senator from Massachusetts select someone in California to do her DNA analysis?
Inquiring minds want to know this stuff Senator Warren. We’re not as lazy and gullible as we used to be!
Bustamante found that “the vast majority” of Warren’s family tree is European, but added that “the results strongly support the existence of an unadmixed Native American ancestor … in the range of 6-10 generations ago.”
“Unadmixed” isn’t a word, so I’m not really sure what Bustamante is actually claiming here.
Warren has been repeatedly criticized by President Trump over her heritage claims, including last week at a rally, when he once again used his “Pocahontas” nickname for her.
“I’ve got more Indian blood in me than Pocahontas, and I have none,” Trump said. “Hey, I have high cheekbones too, maybe I’m Indian!”
Over the summer, Trump said that if Warren did mount a presidential run in 2020 and the two faced off in a general election debate, he would offer $1 million to her favorite charity on the spot if she took a DNA test to prove her Native American heritage.
Senator Warren is, of course, now calling on President Trump to pay up.
She is confused as usual.
President Trump said, “If Warren mounted a presidential run in 2020, and the two faced off in a general election debate, he would offer $1 million to her favorite charity on the spot if she took a DNA test to prove her Native American heritage.”
First of all, Senator Warren has a long way to go to be in the position to face President Trump in a debate. Second of all, only then would he offer the $1 million wager, and third of all, I have a feeling that before paying out the million dollars, President Trump would prefer to have her submit to a test of his liking. For all of my liberal friends, that’s usually how it works.
I wonder what the results of an unbiased test process would be?
Do you think she’d be willing to match President Trump’s wager that she has Native American ancestry in her DNA?
Somehow I’m thinking she wouldn’t be willing to do that.
I would probably have to side with President Trump on this one!
Oh, hey, and whatever happened to the liberal concept of people identifying as whoever (or whatever) they want to identify as? It seems like that is all going by the wayside now. Thanks to Elizabeth Warren we’ll all end up taking DNA tests to determine what heritage we have. We will all be judged less by the “content of our character” and more by content of our DNA. Wasn’t that originally a concept employed by the Nazi’s?
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