Warren Rejects DNA Test To Settle Native American Claim


Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., is rejecting a Massachusetts newspaper’s suggestion that she take a DNA test to prove her Native-American heritage.

“I know who I am and never used it for anything,” Warren said Sunday in an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “Never got any benefit from it anywhere.”

The senator, a potential 2020 Democratic presidential contender, has faced public questions over her citation of family stories to claim Cherokee and Delaware Indian heritage since her first bid for office in 2012. President Donald Trump has turned her claim into a racially tinged attack line, frequently referring to her as “Pocahontas” since May 2016, including at a rally in Saturday night western Pennsylvania. Last week, the Berkshire Eagle, a newspaper published in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, called the issue an “Achilles’ heel” for Warren and urged her to “take the spit test” to put it to rest.

(c) 2018, The Washington Post · Tory Newmyer



    • You name made me roll. Will you be going to Kenya already for bedikas chametz to search for his birth certificate?

  1. Joyful. If they want a test to see her ancestry and heritage she does have a right to decide it being right. It is a castigation.

    Donald Trump can refuse to allow us to see his tax returns. We can assume now that Elizabeth Warren IS Indian.

    She is now in our history a woman of Native American descent and the world that wanted to change her rights to speak must still be silent to discuss.

    Trump has tax returns withheld from the public, she has her right too now. So with Trump’s decision, she gets now her claimed heritage her right.

    Seems interesting. Donald changed the world. Elizabeth Warren is now Indian.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here