Democrat Senator Elizabeth Warren, who was considered by many as a 2020 prospect, may now just have a 1/1024th percent chance of running after a DNA test has disastrously backfired.
Warren, who has repeatedly disputed with the president and others over her alleged Native American ancestry, decided to transparently take and reveal the results of a DNA test. The results showed she might be 1/1024th Native American, all but disproving her claim.
Nonetheless, Warren flaunted the results…
“The first Native American in our family that can be proved is generations back, and the geneticist says there could be others,” Warren said in an email she sent out to supporters on Monday morning, as Washington Examiner reports. “No matter. It’s my family, and – like it or not Donald Trump – my family’s stories are supported by this test.”
She also boasted of her ancestry over social media:
My family (including Fox News-watchers) sat together and talked about what they think of @realDonaldTrump’s attacks on our heritage. And yes, a famous geneticist analyzed my DNA and concluded that it contains Native American ancestry. pic.twitter.com/r3SNzP22f8
— Elizabeth Warren (@elizabethforma) October 15, 2018
…then there was a tremendous backlash, and actual Native American people asked her to apologize.
The Cherokee Nation responded to Warren’s DNA test by saying it does not, at all, affiliate her with their ancestry.
“A DNA test is useless to determine tribal citizenship. Current DNA tests do not even distinguish whether a person’s ancestors were indigenous to North or South America.” Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. said. “Sovereign tribal nations set their own legal requirements for citizenship, and while DNA tests can be used to determine lineage, such as paternity to an individual, it is not evidence for tribal affiliation.
“Using a DNA test to lay claim to any connection to the Cherokee Nation or any tribal nation, even vaguely, is inappropriate and wrong,” Hoskin continued. “It makes a mockery out of DNA tests and its legitimate uses while also dishonoring legitimate tribal governments and their citizens, whose ancestors are well documented and whose heritage is proven.”
And, “Senator Warren is undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage.”
Cherokee Nation responds to release of Senator Warren’s DNA test. pic.twitter.com/UUB8LSvmyo
— CherokeeNation (@CherokeeNation) October 15, 2018
TownHall reports an actual descendant of the real Pocahontas is calling for Warren to apologize:
Appearing on “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Debbie White Dove Porreco said she was glad the Massachusetts Democrat finally took the DNA test, which she urged her to do back in May.
“It did prove that she wasn’t the Cherokee Indian that she was claiming to be for so long,” Porreco said on the program Tuesday. “I think she’s guilty of claiming she’s an American Indian but has no proof — and then [is] using it for applications for college and for political reasons.”
“She needs to… apologize to everybody for what she has done,” Porreco said.
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— nroe (@natureroe) October 17, 2018