"At Disneyland today with Senator Elizabeth Warren", Chaffetz captioned a picture of him standing next to a statue of a Native American.
The results of the DNA test, which were first released to the Boston Globe, "strongly suggest" that Warren had a Native American in her family some 6 to 10 generations ago though the "vast majority" of her ancestry is European.
She had to do it. Elizabeth Warren from a reporter during a briefing, Monday, with state and local officials on the response to Hurricane Michael, Macon, Ga. His reaction upon hearing the news?
Trump couldn't stop himself from shaming this con artist. Others also cared because Warren had listed herself as a minority in an Association of American Law Schools directory. She cited family lore about being Cherokee and having "high cheekbones" as proof of her heritage. She is also reinforcing one of the most insidious ways in which Americans talk about race: "as though it were a measurable biological category, one that, in some cases, can be determined by a single drop of blood". And, until recently, there was virtually no way to prove or disprove it. "How do you sit here if you know what it is, and people ask, and you don't give an answer?" As far as I was concerned, the plainly Irish Connor clan (my maiden name) composed an entire IL tribe.
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"I have an election", Warren told the newspaper's editorial board. Trump called her a "phony", while Sen. "What do the facts say?"
She said she released the results "because I've got nothing to hide".
Meanwhile, what is all this business about pride in one's genetic heritage, especially at the minuscule percentages under discussion?
"There's a distinction between [tribal] citizenship and ancestry", she told the Globe on Tuesday. "I'm not trying to join a tribe or claim membership in a tribe, and neither did Elizabeth Warren". In a subsequent message, he referred to the Cherokee Nation's criticism of Warren for claiming a link to Native Americans based on a DNA test, which they say do not even distinguish whether a person's ancestors were indigenous to North or South America.
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According to Warren, while she does have cousins who are tribal citizens, she wished she was clearer on her heritage.
Warren was born in Oklahoma, which is home to 39 tribes and where more than 7 percent of the population identifies as Native American, one of the highest proportions in the nation.
Trump gleefully incorporated the statement into his tweets at the MA senator, saying on Tuesday: "Now Cherokee Nation denies her, 'DNA test is useless.' Even they don't want her. Phony!"
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