Chief spreading bull: Cherokee Nation rejects Elizabeth Warren’s DNA results

Pauline Gross
October 16, 2018

Elizabeth Warren "is getting slammed" for releasing DNA test results showing she has some Native American ancestry.

"H$3 er claim to Native American ethnicity was never considered by the Harvard Law faculty, which voted resoundingly to hire her, or by those who hired her to four prior positions at other law schools".

"Current DNA tests do not even distinguish whether a person's ancestors were indigenous to North or South America".

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), fresh off his re-branding during the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, told "Fox & Friends" Tuesday morning that he's thinking of taking one of those mail-in DNA tests, and he's nearly certain it will prove he's more Native American than Sen.

Co-host Meghan McCain insisted Warren's claims were hypocritical, and therefore politically important - and she exploded when her liberal colleagues disagreed.

"While the networks were trying to paint Warren's announcement as just a result of Trump's attacks, there was no critical examination of her previous claims and particularly her tall tale of how her parents had to elope because her father's family was opposed to him marrying a Native American", Fondacaro wrote. "Using a DNA test to lay claim to any connection to the Cherokee Nation or any tribal nation, even vaguely, is inappropriate and wrong", said the Cherokee Nation secretary of state, Chuck Hoskin Jr. "She was not looking to prove she was part of the tribe".

Trump seized on reports that the findings mean Warren is between 1/64th and 1/1,024 Native American, depending on how distant her relative is.

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President Trump has repeatedly referred to the possible 2020 presidential contender sarcastically as "Pocahontas" including during an Oval Office event past year honoring Native American code talkers for their service during World War II.

Warren went on to lambast everything from Trump's business record to his refusal to release his tax returns to his economic policies to his administration's multitude of scandals to the inconsistencies between his rhetoric and actual actions when it comes to law enforcement, veterans, and patriotism. "I respect the distinction, & don't list myself as Native in the Senate", Warren said.

Why did Elizabeth Warren release DNA results?

"We all know why @realDonaldTrump makes creepy physical threats about me, right?"

In a Boston Globe poll taken in the thick of the weeks-long story, most voters said the controversy wouldn't affect their vote. On Monday, Trump first denied ever making such a promise.

"I'll only do it if I can test her personally", the president told reporters Monday evening. "OK?" "Senator Warren is undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage".

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