Sen. Elizabeth Warren Releases Evidence of Native American Ancestry

Sen. Elizabeth Warren D-Mass. gestures while speaking at the National Press Club in Washington Tuesday Aug. 21 2018. Warren wants a lifetime ban on members of Congress from getting hired as lobbyists after they leave public office. She also wants

Former President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign manager Jim Messina wasn't thrilled to see many prominent Democrats spending their morning discussing Senator Elizabeth Warren's DNA test, rather than focusing on the upcoming midterm election. Many believe that this is a first step in clearing her name so she can run against Trump in 2020.

If Warren's ancestor were six generations removed, she would be 1/64th Native American.

Warren responded by saying that her ancestry was family lore among relatives. She's denied using it to get ahead.

Warren called upon Carlos Bustamante, a professor of genetics at Stanford and adviser to Ancestry and 23 and Me, to check her DNA.

What happened: Warren, a Democrat from MA, sent her DNA anonymously to the Stanford University laboratory of Carlos Bustamente, a well-known specialist in genetic ancestry. "Period", Jay Westbrook, a professor at the University of Texas Austin School of Law, says in the video.

On Monday, the MA lawmaker revealed her heritage test, which she says strongly supports her claim of Native American ancestry.

Warren's thorough counter-messaging signals a likely 2020 presidential run. He says the test carries an error rate of "less than one in 1,000".

According to the analysis, if Warren's great-great-great-grandmother was Native American, she would be considered 1/32nd Native American. However, he added that "the results strongly support the existence of an unadmixed Native American ancestor".

Conservative commentator Ann Coulter mocked Warren's results and compared them to her chances of being president. "I have a feeling she will say no". She went on to request that the president send a check to National Indigenous Women's Resource Center.

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As for how Trump will handle his bet about Warren's ancestry, I think John McCormack nailed it: The only proper thing to do is to donate $976.57 to Warren's charity.

Trump's mockery reached a peak in July 2018, when he offered an apology to the real Pocahontas, but refused one to "the fake Pocahontas", meaning Warren. "But you know what, I like you".

"Gosnell" director Nick Searcy has had plenty of fun with the correction the Globe had to issue to the original report and the fact that Warren is only 1/1024 Native American. The senator has told this story many times before.

"I respect the distinction. I understand and respect that distinction but my family history is my family history", Warren said in a video explaining the results posted to her Twitter account.

She's used that claim in her job-application processes during her career, and Harvard even touted her as a minority faculty member.

In a statement, Ms Warren said she never thought her heritage would come under attack and her parents would be described as liars. Pauline Reed's family was against her marriage to Donald Herring, so the two eloped in 1932. "A deep, independent investigation shows my background played no role in any job I got". "Trump hasn't turned over his taxes, he hasn't turned over anything".

"Having some memory problems, @realDonaldTrump?".

And Ben Smith makes a good point: "Warren's decision to launch her campaign on Donald Trump's terms is not going to discourage him".

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