Sen. Elizabeth Warren has released the results of a DNA test reportedly showing she does have Native American ancestry.
Elizabeth Warren Acknowledges Listing Herself As Native American To Harvard, Penn | HuffPost –
“At some point after I was hired by them, I … provided that information to the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard,” she said in a statement to the Boston Globe, acknowledging the designation for the first time. “My Native American heritage is part of who I am, I’m proud of it and I have been open about it.”
Warren, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts, has been dogged by questions over her heritage since the Boston Herald reported on her background on April 27. She initially told the Herald that she didn’t know that Harvard Law had touted her as a minority faculty member until she read it in the paper. She has said that she listed herself as Native American in law school directories.
She, along with officials at both schools, has said that the designation wasn’t a factor in her hiring.
The campaign of Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.), Warren’s opponent, has said the issue raises questions about her credibility and has gone so far as to raise money off her claims.
President Trump Calls Sen. Warren a ‘Phony’ Over DNA Test | Time – By DARLENE SUPERVILLE / AP October 16, 2018
(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump lashed out at Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday over DNA test results she released that indicate she has some Native American heritage, saying she is “getting slammed” over the assertion and branded it as a “scam and a lie.”
Trump called on his potential 2020 Democratic challenger to apologize. He claimed that even the Cherokee Nation “denies her.”
Warren released the test results Monday in part to push back against Trump’s longstanding taunts about her ancestry claims. The results provide some evidence of a Native American in her lineage, though the ancestor probably lived six to 10 generations ago, according to the analysis.
Donald Trump rains insults on Elizabeth Warren after DNA test | US news | The Guardian // [https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/oct/16/donald-trump-elizabeth-warren-dna-test]
D. Jackson // Donald Trump mocks Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test, calls it ‘bogus’ – WASHINGTON – Already eyeing his 2020 re-election bid, President Donald Trump on Tuesday mocked potential Democratic challenger Sen. Elizabeth Warren for taking a DNA test showing she has some Native American ancestry.
“Pocahontas (the bad version), sometimes referred to as Elizabeth Warren, is getting slammed,” Trump tweeted. “She took a bogus DNA test and it showed that she may be 1/1024, far less than the average American. Now Cherokee Nation denies her, ‘DNA test is useless.’ Even they don’t want her. Phony!”
Warren lashed back later that morning, calling the nickname “recycled racist name-calling.”