Elizabeth Warren finally decided it was time to find out if the family story of their Native American heritage had any merit. And it turns out Trump was right to mock her heritage. Elizabeth Warren has been using her supposed Native American Heritage as a meal ticket. She has used it numerous times for special treatment. But now the DNA results have come out and she by no means should be calling herself Native American.
Warren’s results range from 1/64th at its highest estimate to 1/1024th Native American or .098 percent to 3 percent. That’s a drop in the bucket. She feels that this is a win, she seems to feel vindicated. In wake of this news, a true Native American spoke out against her.
“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 in a press release.
“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,” Hoskin continued. “Using a DNA test to lay claim to any connection to the Cherokee Nation or any tribal nation, even vaguely, is inappropriate and wrong. 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. Senator Warren is undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage.”
According to a genetics study the average Caucasian American has .18% Native American which would be more than Warren’s low estimate. But she is flaunting these results like they entitle her to call herself Native American. She even had the nerve to call out Trump for taking the test.
“I won’t sit quietly for @realDonaldTrump‘s racism, so I took a test. But DNA & family history has nothing to do with tribal affiliation or citizenship, which is determined only – only – by Tribal Nations. I respect the distinction, & don’t list myself as Native in the Senate.”
Well at least she learned not to call herself Native American anymore.